Saint Dunstan’s Church, a splendid Grade II* listed building, declared of national and international architectural and artistic importance by Heritage England, has embarked on a long series of restoration works. A first step is to make the roofs watertight in order to avoid further damage to the structure and interior of the church. The costs for this, some £162,000, will be partly funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
Future work will include the restoration of the unique windows, with their individual coloured glass panes handmade under a patent of the renowned architect E.S. Prior. The UK’s foremost stained-glass windows specialists, Salisbury Cathedral Glaziers, have surveyed the windows, and some windows have been prioritised.
We need to keep our fundraising activities going for this. If you are a parishioner, please review what donations are possible within your means. We need this building, in good shape, to continue the life of the parish.
We also appeal to all non-parishioners to help us keep this splendid building in good shape. The unique building is a landmark in Parkstone, Poole, and is the only Arts & Crafts Free Byzantine style basilica in the United Kingdom.
Donations, anonymous or otherwise, can be made through the “Donate now!” button below, or in person, in the church, in the collection box for this purpose. Cheques can also be sent, made out to BPOCF Renovation Fund. As the letterbox at the church is not secure, cheques or money should be sent to BPOCF c/o 42 Coventry Close, Corfe Mullen, BH21 3UP, United Kingdom.
Thank you for your help and support.
For direct donations to the Restoration Fund, click on the button below