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Added to website: 21 July 2009

at Saltaire United Reformed Church

In aid of the restoration fund.
Come and listen!
Help us raise money to restore this beautiful building.



Saltaire United Reformed Church
Victoria Road
BD18 3LF

From August 27th at 8pm to
August 31st 2009

Come and listen! Help us raise money to restore this building


Saltaire United Reformed Church was built by Sir Titus Salt in 1859, to cater for the spiritual needs of his workers. Saltaire URC is truly one of the nation's most precious Victorian architectural gems. To preserve Saltaire United Reformed Church as both a living church and a priceless piece of our heritage, a restoration appeal has been launched to coincide with it's 150 year anniversary.

The total cost of future refurbishment is likely be in the region of £1,000,000.


You can make your contribution online via:
or by sending a donation to
Dr. Ian Livingstone
All donations, small or large are greatly appreciated.

Dear friends,

We have recently launched an appeal to carry out vital repairs to the structure of the United Reformed Church at Saltaire in this the 150th Anniversary year for the building.

As part of the appeal and the 150th celebrations we planned some two years ago to have a sponsored read through of the Bible and Apocrypha in memory of John, my husband who was minister at the church from 1988 until his death in 1995.

It was in 1972 in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire that he and I, along with 5 members of my Youth Theatre - none of whom were connected with the church - undertook this task and it seemed a good way to repeat the event in order to celebrate John's life, the anniversary of the church and to raise money.

I'd be really grateful if you could publicise this event and the competition in your churches and amongst your friends. If you would like to come along to listen or would like to come and help I would be delighted to see you.

We hope that the event will not just be to raise money but will be an act of witness to the village and to the throngs of tourists who visit the church.

Thank you for reading this. Please broadcast the news around your community!
With sincere good wishes,

Valerie Jenkins

Email Valerie Jenkins

Added to website: 21 July 2009



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