At The Heart of The Village
St Cuthbert’s Church lies at the heart of the Darlington village. It is building full of memories, registered with the Heritage Council of WA. It is the home for a community of hope and service. Now, we need your help.
We Need Some Help
Our beautiful neo-gothic church building is nearly 100 years old. Thousands of weddings, Sunday services, funerals and baptisms have taken place inside. Set on an acre of bushland, St Cuthbert’s is a truly special place. We want to preserve this amazing gift for future generations.
What We've Done...
We have already raised more than $70,000. With the help of Lotterywest, we prepared a conservation plan. The stained glass windows have been repaired. The whole building has been rewired. Plus, we’ve revitalized the native bush and fixed a moisture problem in the foundations. We just need your help to finish the job.
What We Need To Do
There are two things left to do – the floors and the walls. These are big things! The jarrah floor will be repaired and new carpet will go down in the aisle. All the cracks in the walls will be repaired and filled in, and the whole place will get a new coat of paint. Some more work is required to strengthen the foundations. We need to build a new emergency exit to comply with Shire regulations. We have raised nearly enough money to finish the work, but we are $30,000 short.
You Can Help!
Maybe 300 people can give $100 each? Or maybe you can afford a bit more or a bit less? We'll happily receive whatever gift you can offer! give what you can We are hoping that people who live in the local area or who have a special memory of St Cuthbert’s will join forces to conserve this heritage site.
What's In It For You?
In return for your generosity, we promise to keep serving the local community to the best of our ability. We will keep collecting clothes for the women’s refuge and sending reading volunteers to Clayton View Primary School. We’ll continue offering Mainly Music and welcoming community groups to use our space. We’ll welcome people of all faiths to pray alongside us, and work for justice for all people. We’ll always be here for times of grief and celebration and reflection.
If 300 people or families give $100 each, we will reach our goal. With your help, our iconic, heritage-listed building can serve the community for another century.