The Link

We are all ready to go, once we have raised the finance that is! We are presently writing to funding bodies. However, as one succinctly wrote, rejecting our application, ‘Copthorne is in the 10% least deprived areas of the country’. Whilst this may be true, it masks the need for somewhere that people can drop in during the week to meet with friends and enjoy company.

So far we have raised around £269k, towards an estimated build cost of £430k. So we have some way to go yet, but we are not giving up!

If you are able to help us keep St John’s at the heart of our village and would like to contribute to the building of the Link, however small or otherwise, please contact the Parish Office at any time (01342 712063) or e-mail

Every brick donated by the village counts towards the building of the Link for the village.