Planning for the St Stephen’s Project commenced in 2004 and completion of the five phase of the project is not expected until, at least, the end of 2012. During this period, consultation, fundraising and liaison with many interested groups and individuals, professional advisors and consultants has taken place and will continue. As we approach a total £1 million raised in the last six-years of effort, the Project team wishes to acknowledge the help received from:
Trusts Providing Financial Support
Alan Evans Memorial Trust
Bonhay Eagle Property Co.
Claude and Margaret Pyke Charity
Devon Historic Churches Trust
Ernest and Winifred Brook Gift
Exeter Cathedral Dean and Chapter
Exeter Historic Buildings Trust
Exeter Local History Society
Garfield Weston Trust
Heavitree and St Petrock’s Lands Trust
HM Government (via VAT return)
Mary Magdalen Chapel Fund
National Churches Trust
Norman Family Trust
Northcott Devon Foundation
Parish of Central Exeter
Sir John and Lady Amory Trust
St Kerian Trust
Viridor Credits Environment Company
Viscount Amory Trust
Central Parish members
Every member of the Parish of Central Exeter is involved in the St Stephen’s Project in one or more of the seven committees contributing to the Project or by helping and/or supporting the numerous fund-raising events taking place. This involvement has been consistent and enthusiastic over a number of years. The sense of ‘doing something for the Exeter community’ is very real.
Community group volunteers
Several times a week, volunteers linked to a local charity or community group are present in St Stephen’s not only to provide support of members of the visiting public, but to publicise their activities, seek new members, and raise funds for their cause. The whole purpose of the St Stephen’s Project is to provide support for these groups of volunteers who do so much for the social life of Exeter and its surrounding area.
the Project Patrons
The Bishop of Exeter; The Lord Mayor of Exeter; Exeter’s Member of Parliament
Consultants to the Project
Council for the Care of Churches; Diocese of Exeter; English Heritage; Exeter City Council; The Georgian Group; Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings; our Design Team of professional consultants and above all, for their continued support and encouragement, we thank….
the people of Exeter