A word from the Rector Tom Kennar
PO9's campaign to restore the clock faces at St Faith has been a great success. Thanks to the generosity of three local Hampshire County Councillors, a number of small donations from well-wishers, and a generous individual donor who gave nearly £3,800, St Faith's has reached its target for funds to repair the clock faces. Work will start very soon - once the necessary legal permissions for work on an historic building have been obtained. PO9 has therefore turned their attention to the St Faith's weathervane.
When recently donating flags for the flagpole, we noticed how incredibly rusty the weathervane it’s become. Exposed constantly to the salt air, the iron frame-work is in danger of rusting beyond reasonable safety margins.
Without urgent attention, the weathervane would soon have to be taken down. With major costs already being borne by the church for other major projects (including replacing the lighting inside the church, and the toilets at the church hall in The Pallant) - St Faith's simply does not have the funds at present to repair the weathervane.
The Rector, Canon Tom Kennar, told us "We are immensely grateful to Postcode Publications PO9 Newspaper for their support and help in fund-raising for our tower repairs.
St Faith's Tower has stood in the heart of Havant for generations, telling local people the time and indicating the direction of the wind. With the help of your readers, we have the chance to make sure that legacy continues for many generations to come."
If you can help with the costs of restoring the St Faith's weathervane, please drop your donation into the Parish Office (2 North Street, Havant) at anytime. Cheques should be made payable to 'The PCC of St Faith's Church' - and can be gift aided on request. For further details, do contact the Parish Office on 023 9249 2129 or email firstname.lastname@example.org