Thursday 26 July 2012

Dedicated Gifts: Sponsor a bedroom

For the past few weeks, we have been giving our Mass-goers a chance to sponsor individual items to make up the £50,000 needed to build the new Parish office. We have had a very generous response, so we are now ready to announce that we have reached that target and are ready to move on to the next room.

The next room is the larger first floor bedroom, or Nido 1. (The word nido comes from the Italian for nest.) You can read more about why we are building these rooms on our New Accommodation page, but the short answer is that the house is full!

Here is the current view of Nido 1:

Below is a preview of the poster that will be put up on the church noticeboard this weekend. (Click it to see the full size version.) It is based on the architect's plans for the new building, and gives you an idea of what the new rooms will look like.

The total we will need to raise before moving on to the next room is £70,000. (We haven't included the bricks on this poster — read about brick sponsorship here.)

Of course, you can always sponsor a bedroom as a whole, for £70,000.

To sponsor an item on the poster, either e-mail us,, contact us by phone or letter, or speak to one of the Fathers in person.

Remember, all benefactors have Mass said for them weekly, and are prayed for daily by the Oratorian community. You can also choose to keep your donation anonymous, if you prefer, or make it on behalf of a friend or family member.

Here is a complete price list for the room:

Walls: 1000 concrete blocks£20 each
Bathroom extractor fan£50
Towel rail£200
Roll holder£20
Shower tray£2000
400 bathroom tiles£8 each
Bathroom cupboard£200
Bathroom cupboard doors£100
Bathroom cupboard shelves£80
Drains and plumbing£3000
Door handle£20
Electrical wiring£1000
Internet Connection£800
Telephone line£800
8 sockets£40 each
1 pot of white paint£25 each
4 pots of coloured paint£25 each
Bedroom light£60
Bedroom light switch£40
Bathroom light£60
Bathroom light switch£40
Smoke Alarm£100
Wardrobe doors£100
Wardrobe shelves£80
20 Floorboards£90 each