Portico Rescue - Fundraising
Building Work on the Portico and Pillars is on Schedule
We are extremely grateful to the amazing community of Brighton and Hove who have supported us during the restoration of this beautiful building. We are now coming to the end of the To Do List with just the flagstones at the front of the building to be replaced. This is a massive achievement bearing in mind all the additional work that has been undertaken and is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the team of builders we have on site, and we are grateful that the building programme only ran over by few weeks. Thank you everyone.
We would like to say a special thank you to Pinocchio Ristorante in New Road, Brighton, who are a good neighbour and friend to Brighton Unitarian. On Friday 9th November they contributed enormously to our Building Appeal Fund by donating all their takings for that day to the church. We are very moved and thankful to the wonderful family team at Pinocchio which is the oldest Italian Restaurant in Brighton.
Our fundraising efforts must, however, continue. The generosity of our members, friends and the people of Brighton has been tremendous and we cannot thank them enough BUT we have to have one last push to raise the required money to pay all the bills!
If you have not already done so, please take a look at the short film above, which explains all about our Portico Rescue Appeal and see for yourself the extent of the damage and why we are asking for help.
Please donate now via our JustGiving page by clicking here:
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If you prefer please send a cheque, made payable to "Brighton Unitarian Church"
to BUC, New Road, Brighton BN1 1UF. If you have any questions at all please Contact Us.
Radio Interview - Fundraising Appeal
If you would like to learn more about the building and the architect then please click on the Radio Reverb button below to hear Venue Manager Marion Bance and local filmmaker Sarah West talk to Radio Reverb's Melita Dennett about BUC's fund raising appeal and the building's history.
Listen here (5:03):
Gala Fund-Raising Concert
Joe Ward presents: Gala Fundraising Concert for Brighton Unitarian Church
featuring beautiful songs, arias and duets from Mozart, Robert Schumann, Manuel de Falla, Michael Head and others.
Lucy Mair (soprano)
Eva Rustige (soprano)
Janet Ormerod (mezzo soprano)
Adrian Ward (tenor)
Joe Ward (piano)
Saturday 8th December
Doors 7 p.m. Concert 7.30 p.m.
Tickets £15 (£12 concession) available on the door
or to reserve call 01273 696022.
All proceeds from this concert to go to Brighton Unitarian's Building Appeal Fund.
Brighton Gay Men's Chorus Pull a Cracker
Christmas Comes Early Concert
Sure to be fun, the Brighton Gay Men's Chorus will be raising funds for BUC's Building Appeal Fund during their Pull A Cracker Concert at Brighton Dome.
The Brighton Gay Men's Chorus rehearse in the church regularly and are beautiful singers with a sense of humour. We are honoured to be included in their charitable efforts.
Saturday 8th December
£10, £14, £19, £24
Snaps on the Steps
If you would like to have one of Tony Tree's images, either of yourself or any of the activities he has photographed in and around the church please let us know. (Email Marion on email@example.com). Tony has very generously agreed to supply copies as required with a donation to be made to the Church Building Appeal Funds. Suggested donation is £5.00.
Brighton Unitarian Church is delighted to have received a generous grant of £10,000 from the National Churches Trust to support Portico Rescue Fund.
Friday Lunchtime Concerts
The September to December 2018 programme is now available. Come and join us, we are easily accessible via the train, bus routes and NCP car parks are within a few minutes walk. The concerts are diverse, mostly classically, but also jazz and folk. The performers are very talented and, most importantly, enjoy what they do; they engage with the audience and always aim to make their concerts a special event for everyone. It is a great way to spend a Friday lunchtime - among friendly people, enjoying lovely music. Do come along and see for yourself.
Join us for coffee before the concert and get to know your fellow concert goers. Turn our lovely Friday lunchtime concerts into one of your regular social engagements.
Wheelchair accessible venue. Tickets £3.50 on the door. Doors/coffee 12 noon. Concerts 12.30 - 1.15 p.m.
Brighton Bike Tours
– contribution made by organisers - £2.50 per person booking a bike tour.
If you have visitors to Brighton and are looking for a different way of showing them the sights why not book a bike tour with Brighton Bike Tours. If you use the promotional code: https://bookeo.com/brightonbiketours/?promotion=brightonunitarianchurch the church's building appeal fund will receive £2.50 per person. A great way to help with raising money for the church and having fun at the same time!