Cathedrals & Churches

Compton — Cathedrals & Churches

We have planned and managed fundraising campaigns for over 30 cathedrals over the last seven decades and worked on hundreds of church and diocesan projects.

Our work for some of the most historic and iconic buildings in the UK has involved designing and delivering annual funds, endowment and capital funding campaigns for the maintenance of fabric, music programmes, visitor and education centres and community outreach facilities.

Oxfordshire Historic Churches Trust: 50th Anniversary Fundraising Campaign

The Oxfordshire Historic Churches Trust, part of the National Churches Trust network, makes grants to preserve and develop churches of all denominations in Oxfordshire.

To celebrate the Trust’s 50th Anniversary the charity set a goal of £3 million in cash gifts, pledges and legacies to enhance its endowment fund and enable the Trust to increase its grants as demand increases in the years ahead.

The fundraising plan, based on a Compton resources study, was geared to enlisting influential local leaders and seeking commitments from those nearest to the charity before widening participation to include County-based philanthropists and grant-makers.

The successful Jubilee Campaign – led in exemplary fashion by OHCT Trustees and a network of fundraising volunteers – was able to call upon the generosity of Trust members and the wider population of those who value the spiritual, heritage, architectural and community benefits of Oxfordshire’s churches.

St Margaret the Queen, Streatham Hill

We worked alongside the Trustees of St Margaret’s to plan a fundraising campaign to fund the reconfiguration of the Church into a community hub – partly-resourced by a private housing development. A number of major grant-making trusts and individual benefactors have expressed interest in this innovative project, with one of the first grants of £250,000 creating a benchmark for other prospective supporters.

Selected previous clients

  • All Hallows, Twickenham
  • Auckland Cathedral, New Zealand
  • Bath Abbey
  • Blackburn Cathedral
  • Clifton Cathedral, Bristol
  • Ely Cathedral
  • Gloucester Cathedral
  • Holy Trinity Church, Sutton Coldfield
  • Lichfield Cathedral
  • Peterborough Cathedral
  • Rochester Cathedral
  • Sheffield Cathedral
  • St Alban's Cathedral
  • St Chad's Cathedral, Birmingham
  • St George's, Hanover Square
  • St John’s Cathedral, Brisbane
  • Tewkesbury Abbey
  • The Choral Foundation, Hampton Court Palace
  • Wellington Cathedral, New Zealand
  • Westminster Cathedral
  • Winchester Cathedral
  • Worcester Cathedral