Aboyne-Dinnet Church successfully applied for a grant through the Government-funded Listed Places of Worship: Roof Repair Fund. The church benefited from £29,500 to address urgent roof repairs. The work involved stripping off the 180 year old slates and sarking, renewing the sarking, fitting a waterproof membrane and reslating in Scots slates.
This money is part of a wider funding package of £22.9million to 401 historic places of worship across the UK. The fund was launched by the Chancellor in his Autumn Statement in December 2014 and the funding package has now seen a total of 903 places of worship across the UK receive a share of £55million. The Fund is administered by the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) on behalf of the Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS). A full list of awards across the UK can be found at www.gov.uk/dcms or www.lpowroof.org.uk
Photo showing scaffolding removed on south side 17 February 2017
Photos showing completed south side and ridge of roof 16 February 2017
Photo showing completed north side of roof - 24 January 2017
Photos showing the north side of the roof nearing completion - 19 & 20 January 2017
Photo showing pointing finished and scaffolding removed on gable end - 17 December 2016
Photos showing pointing - before and after - 8 December 2016
Work on pinnacles and bell tower - 8 December 16
Latest photos showing gable end scaffolded, and one side fully stripped - 5 December 2016
Photos showing slates being stripped, sarking replaced and waterproof membrane being fitted - 26 November 2016
Photos showing scaffolding being erected - 19 November 2016
Second Thursday of the month from after school to around 17:30 hours. Food, crafts, a bible theme and short service. All very welcome.
Prayer and Reflection
Monthly meeting (3rd Wednesday of the month) at 14:00 hours in the Church Hall to reflect on a Bible passage and spend some time in prayer together.
Men's Walking Group
This group operates in the spring/summer evenings when the light allows us to walk from about 19:00 hours to 21:00 hours. (April – Mid September) It morphs into a fortnightly discussion in the winter / spring / autumn.
If you would like the church to claim an extra 25% on any donation or offering, please download the attached form and return the completed form to Ray Markham, the Gift Aid Convenor.
Annual Report and Accounts
The 2015 Annual Report and Accounts are available here
The 2016 Annual Report and Accounts are available here