Grand Junction at St Mary Magdalene's Appeal – will you donate to help us to reach our target?

PDT and the Saint Mary Magdalene Parochial Council have raised an incredible £6.3 million pounds to restore the Church and build a new Living Heritage Centre next to the Regent's Canal, Paddington! Work has been underway for nine months and we need to raise the final £900,000 so we can open in early 2019. Will you help? To donate please use the button above: Thanks in anticipation!

Your gift could help provide support for a number of projects that will help us to establish a sustainable future for the Church and our Living Heritage Centre, including:

£750 will provide the fabrics needed for the Textile Project with local women. As part of the project the women will design and produce fabric for the acoustic panels in the new building, as well as new kneelers for the church.

£1000 will pay for the high quality recording equipment and editing software needed to deliver the Oral History project.

£1000 will allow us to provide digital archive training to Heritage Pioneer volunteers that will support them to have great ownership over managing and maintaining the online archive.

£1200 will pay for two Associate Secondary School Career days, giving local young people the opportunity to find out about careers in the heritage, museums and arts sectors.

£1500 will pay for resources to support a programme of Heritage Taster drop-in sessions for families.

£2500 will pay for one Spotlight Exhibition at St Mary Mags. These exhibitions will celebrate aspects of the church and local history. By working in partnership with larger museums, galleries or heritage sites, these exhibitions will reach out to a wider audience as well as engaging the interest of local people.

£2500 will support the programme of heritage talks and lectures.

£2500 x 5 will pay for the training that will support the development of new skills for ten people on Adult Employability Work Placements. The placements provide a vital opportunity to gain confidence within a workplace setting and acquire new skills that will support people in the move back into work.

£4000 will pay for a Media and Film project working with local young people. Inspired by local sites, the young people will explore archive film and photography, as well as generating their own new film and photography.

£6000 will pay for the Primary Schools Discovery Programme. This will allow the three local Primary Schools, St Mary Magdalene’s, Edward Wilson, and Our Lady of Delours, to engage in imaginative and practical workshops led by a creative practitioner, which will explore heritage, art, architecture, and local history in ways that link back to the curriculum.

£10,000 will pay for the Heritage Pioneer and Oral History Project, which will see 20 volunteers trained as Oral Historians and the collection of a diverse range of oral histories from local people to create an oral history archive for Paddington unlike anything that currently exists.

£10,000 will pay the bursary of an ICON (The Institute of Conservation) Intern for a 6-month placement working with the conservator on the restoration and conservation works at the under-croft chapel. ICON’s internship programme offers structured support for emerging conservators to kick-start their careers

£13,978 x 2 will pay for two City of Westminster College Customer Care Apprentices. Each salary will give a young person the important first experience working in a professional heritage and cultural environment.

£17,108 x 2 will pay for two conservation Apprentices. A chance for a young person to work for 12 months with the Conservation Team to gain their first experience of the conservation industry