Forthcoming Fundraising Event(s)

At  the height of the work of the five phases of restoration there were a number of different committees raising funds from  different directions.. One of the organisations set up and linked into the main trust funding was a Congregational group  that had the aim of showing how the people of the Church could best help the Non Denominational Registered Charity . To date and following the presentation of massive flower and costume festivals acclaimed unique in the UK , numerous week long music festivals  and almost 170 band concerts the contributions of the group stands at over £645000 . At the preset time concerts continue to raise funds and details can be found below.

‘Last Night of the Proms 2017’

The 33rd annual Proms Night was again a complete sell out raising vital funds for the continuation of ensuring that Northampton’s National Treasure is well looked after following the near £1.3 million restoration down the last thirty five years.


Sponsored by The Jeyes on the Square family business, patrons filled the world famous Round 1100AD to capacity and showed much appreciation for the brilliant musicianship brought to Proms fans by Northampton Concert Band. The patriotic finale is always eagerly awaited by the patrons and the singing response this year was up with the best ever. Normal end of concert presentations were postponed to allow for a visiting Diamond Wedding couple to receive a floral acknowledgement and for a presentation to Georgina Jeyes to mark the concert dedication to the late Marie Taylor, Proms and Trust supporter over the last 30 years.


The opportunity was also taken by the Jeyes family to remember the late Battle of Britain Ace Flt. Lt. Peter Newhouse DFC & wife Jean by the attachment of a floral display to the commemorative tablet on the South Bank.

‘PROMS 2018’

SATURDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER 2018 @7.30pm.

 RECEPTION @6.30pm

PERFORMANCE @ 7.30pm

With  Award Winning Northampton Concert Band.


BOOKINGS NOW BEING TAKEN ON

01604754782

or

Email: crusader.round@btinternet.com

all admissions £11  u/16 £6

THE BAND of the ROYAL ANGLIAN REGIMENT

and The 3rd Battalion Hosting Team at HOLY SEPULCHRE NORTHAMPTON

SATURDAY 28th APRIL 2018

in association with Holy Sepulchre Restoration Trust


There is always a great expectation when the military bands come to the Forces Church for Northamptonshire and perform in the stunning and spectacular setting 1100AD. This outreach concert by the regiment for the people of Northampton and county was well supported and did not disappoint.


In a change of format by the Restoration Trust, the evening began with an informal reception in the Leleux Hall of the parish rooms at 18.30 hrs. Uniformed members of the 3rd Battalion from Corby branch played host to all the arrivals whilst the Deputy Mayor and Mayoress of Northampton Borough and Deputy Lieutenants enjoyed meeting with regular patrons including members of the former Northamptonshire Regiment Association.


The 3rd Battalion hosting party ensured that everyone attending the concert, reserved seats or not, were well looked after as the audience anticipated the arrival of the smartly uniformed musicians and gave the band a huge welcome. The welcoming speech was given by David Williams Director/Chairman of the Restoration Trust prior to Captain Peter Hudson, Director of Music getting the concert off to great start with Celtic Ritual.


Many of the patrons were first time visitors to the historic and military church and took the opportunity in the refreshment interval to visit The Soldiers’ Chapel recently having undergone a complete refurbishment over 12 years costing approximately £40,000 ( £15,000 having been presented by the former Northamptonshires).


The evening concluded with the band playing Evening Hymn and Last Post followed by The National Anthem.


A retiring collection for The Royal Anglian Regimental Benevolent Charity raised  £545.00.


THE BAND of the ROYAL ANGLIAN REGIMENT


THE FORCES CHURCH for NORTHAMPTONSHIRE


‘WE WILL REMEMBER THEM’

100 years  ARMISTICE ANNIVERSARY

with ACT OF REMEMBRANCE


SATURDAY 10th NOVEMBER 2018

RECEPTION @ 6.30pm

PERFORMANCE @ 7.30pm

with AWARD WINNING

NORTHAMPTON CONCERT BAND


BOOKINGS NOW BEING TAKEN ON

Tel: 01604 754 782

Or Email: crusader.round@btinternet.com

All Admissions £11.00      U/16 £6.00


ALL CONCERT POSTAL APPLICATIONS TO TRUST REGISTERED OFFICE :

22 LYNCREST AVENUE, NORTHAMPTON NN5 5PE

and please enclose a stamped addresed envelope.

SOLD OUT

HERITAGE OPEN DAYS 2018-THE REPORT

Event registered and produced by Holy Sepulchre (Northampton) Restoration Trust Ltd.


Last six years visitor numbers analysis.

                  YEAR 2013 ( 4 days open) 700 visitors recorded.

                  YEAR 2014 ( 3 days open) 565 visitors recorded

                  YEAR 2015 ( 3 days open) 465 visitors recorded

                  YEAR 2016 ( 2 days open) 375 visitors recorded

                  YEAR 2017 ( 2 days open) 289 visitors recorded

                  YEAR 2018 ( 2 days open) 272 visitors recorded


ANOTHER YEAR in which our experienced  tour guides John Kightley MBE, David Parish MBE and Barrie Munroe were all kept busy with shortened tours for small groups and individual visitors alike, all anxious to learn of the wonderful and colourful history of the 1100AD National Treasure that is Holy Sepulchre Church.


“The Soldiers’ Chapel” which had local Facebook publicity was extremely popular for many of our visitors, some leaving with historic family information long sort after.


As largely expected, visitor numbers were maintained as at the same level as the previous year. It is however, very disappointing that the local press seems to have little or no interest in helping to promote the national event highlighting the extraordinary history that Northampton conveys even when we at Holy Sepulchre submitted a press ready statement and photographs.


Trustees appreciated the input of the PCC team for provision of refreshments during the full opening times on the Saturday which helped to give a pleasant attraction ambience.


Visitors from abroad were from India, Poland, USA, whilst out of county visitors came from London, Coventry, Stanstead, Hildon Head, Luton, Litchfield, West Lothian, Macclesfield, Leicester, Newcastle under Lyne and Rugby.


John Kightley MBE Director/Secretary to the Trust.