We need your help to Raise the Roof

In our parish we are blessed with a beautiful 12th century, grade 1 listed church building of which we can justly be proud. Whether you are part of our regular congregation or only use the building on special family occasions such as weddings, baptisms or funerals, I’m sure you will agree that to lose such an asset would be devastating.

Last year an architect’s inspection revealed that our roof needs serious attention. To do this vital and urgent work we need to raise £75,000.

Your donation, of whatever size, will help us to preserve this wonderful building that has been at the heart of our community for many generations.


Rev Hannah Adams, Rector


£37,500 raised so far!!


About Raise the Roof

Our architect’s inspection revealed that the tiles on the north face of the nave roof require replacing. Acting now will save us from bigger and more expensive consequences such as damp and dry rot. We have completed a competitive tender process and a preferred contractor has been selected. It is our intention to start the works in April 2022 and to have completed by the end of June 2022. However before we can place the contract we must raise approximately £75,000.

Donate a tile

We will be grateful for gifts of any size. No matter how big or small, your donation will make a huge difference.

To fix our roof will require about 15,000 new tiles and we’re asking people to consider donating a tile. 

You can donate 1 tile for £20 or 5 tiles for £50.

We’ll even write your name on any tiles you donate!!!


Help Raise the Roof

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Donate by cheque

Please make cheques payable to ‘Chevening Parochial Church Council’ and write ‘Raising the Roof’ on the back of the cheque.

Cheques should be sent to ‘Raise the Roof, Chevening Parish Office, Chipstead Parish Hall, Homedean Road, Sevenoaks, TN13 2RU’


Donate by bank transfer

Account name: Chevening Parochial Church Council

Account number: 50105872

Sort code: 20-76-55

Account type: business



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The Givt App for Android and Apple phones allows you to give regularly to St Botolph’s online, or using contactless at Church services. 


Available on the App Store and Google Play


Donate a tile

  • 1 tile for £20

  • 5 tiles for £50

Donate a tile



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