St Mary’s Church, Ferndown
£50,000 donation and a £50,000 interest free loan
Over the years St Mary’s Church has steadily increased its attendance and activities, so a new building was needed to provide extra accommodation for meetings, socials and a community café – not just for current church members but for the whole of Ferndown. In addition to a £50,000 donation, the Trust also gave the Church a £50,000 interest free loan payable over five years. The new building was formally opened by the Rt Revd Nicholas Holtam, the Bishop of Salisbury, on 3 October 2015.