Church Heating Project


imageIt’s not very warm in St Mary’s Church, especially in winter! The current 1917 oil fired system now needs replacing.  Having taken advice from professional and visited other churches, and after much consideration we have decided to install electric underpew heating.  These heaters have many benefits including being very efficient, heating the area they need to heat very quickly (i.e. you!), and being cost effective.  These features will be good for the environment and good for us!

Welcome Area


As part of this project, a Welcome Area will be made by removing some pews inside the main entrance on the right.  This will create a larger welcome space thereby reducing congestion around the main door and so helping to keep the heat in. 


The total cost of the project is £49,000.  This includes the dismantling and removal of all the old boiler equipment, radiators and visible pipework, and installation of the new heaters which cost £140 each.  So far we have raised 60% of the total and need your help to raise the remainder.  We’re planning to start work in February - so time is of the essence!

Ways to give

A one-off gift paid directly into the church account by Bank Transfer
a/c name: St Mary’s White Waltham PCC, a/c no: 41119702, sort code:  40-31-05, Reference: ‘Heating’

A one-off gift by cheque or cash delivered to The Vicarage
Please make your cheque payable to St Mary’s White Waltham PCC and write the words ‘Heating Project’ on the back of the cheque (please contact our Heating Project Finance Manager for our postal address if sending a cheque)

A one year, monthly donation by envelope scheme or Standing Order 
Please contact our Heating Project Finance Manager for more details.

If you are a tax payer please request a Gift Aid form as we can claim back a further 25% of your gift from the Government.

To discuss a donation, get a Gift Aid form, set up monthly giving, or for any other queries, please contact our Heating Project Finance Manager, 

Thank you for your support!

For more details see the December/January mini-issues of Community News