Streatley Parish Church
St. Margaretís Church
Streatley was established in 1145 AD and has been a pivot around which
the Local Community has circled for nearly 900 years. It is a precious
jewel - a listed building of great historical value - which has
sustained and encouraged, and served local people over that long time.
The Church fell into disuse from 1918/1937
and one man, Archdeacon Parnell, was determined to bring the Church back
to life! Since then St.Margaretís has held its head high and served
Streatley Parish (incorporating much of Luton) with great panache and
distinction, thanks to a long line of Vicars and Curates who have
inspired the local community.
Since the re-opening of St. Margaretís, much money has been spent on the
Church Fabric and in 1977 the FRIENDS OF ST MARGARET'S was set up as an
independent charity to help reinforce the local giving.
Since 1977 many tens of thousands of pounds have been donated to restore
the foundations, the tower, many windows and so on.
Modern pollution caused by our sophisticated way of life has eaten away
at the fabric of the building.
We now need to launch an appeal to bolster our funds so that the Church
may continue to support and encourage all those Christians and Non
Christians who need our help.
The Church Community cannot continue to repair and restore the Church on
its own and needs YOUR HELP financially and spiritually so that the
Church will be there in 2045 for the 900th Anniversary.
Please give as generously as you are able. St. Margaretís has been a
focus in and around Streatley for all those years!!
HERE'S HOW YOU CAN HELP US:
Donations - gift-aided if possible
Standing orders - gift-aided if possible
Download your very own FRIENDS leaflet
We ALL have a duty to preserve our Heritage and give future generations
the chance to continue to serve.
If you'd like to get in touch with the Friends, please contact the
Chairperson, Mrs Pattenden on (01582) 508 322 or the Treasurer, Mrs
Ingram on (01582) 508273.