Donations Appeal from St Aidan of Lindisfarne, Cranbrook, BC

April 5, 2023

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

We are in the final stages of the major church building addition and renovation we began in 2021 here at St. Aidan Orthodox Church in Cranbrook, BC. Our budget estimate to complete our project, adjusted in the summer of 2022 was +/-$700,000. Despite our small size, God blessed us, and we raised the funds for this budgeted amount.

However, there has been a dramatic 40% inflationary increase in costs throughout the construction industry since we began, and we are experiencing this difference first-hand. We have a cost increase of $250,000 to complete our building project above our $700,000 budget (now: $950,000 total) and have exhausted all our building funds. The need is urgent as we are in the final stage and are scheduled to finish construction this June but in our present financial situation, we will be out of funds to pay bills by the end of April.

We are therefore reaching out to you, our friends and family, and brothers and sisters in Christ for help!

If you are willing and able to help, we would be most grateful! Our contact information is below. Please give me a call to discuss if you are able to contribute so we can plan accordingly. In Canada, all donations are tax deductible, and can be carried forward for 5 years.

Thank you for your prayers and donations, they are most appreciated! Please call me if you want more information. May God bless you, and may your contributions accrue directly to your heavenly investment account!

Funds may be e-transferred directly to saintaidan201@gmail.com

Credit Cards: http://www.saintaidan.ca/donate/

or cheques sent to: Saint Aidan Orthodox Church, 201 7th  Ave. S., Cranbrook, BC V1C 2J6

With Much Love in Christ,
Fr Andrew
(250) 420-1582

Please check out our building project progress at:

http://www.saintaidan.ca/about-us/projects/elevator-building-addition/   or