We don’t inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children

About us

‘1170’ is a registered independent charity which has been devised to raise funds for the upkeep of the ancient St Nicolas Church in Cranleigh, Surrey. The charity’s formation is a result of a vision that the heritage embedded in St Nicolas’ Church building is not the exclusive preserve of the Church community but rather an asset that is used and enjoyed by the whole village.

The Church

St Nicolas church has been an integral part of the village community since Norman times. It is the oldest building in the village. The listed Church remains at the heart of the community today, but its future is not assured without significant investment.

The challenge

St Nicolas Church requires regular maintenance and investment to protect it for the community and future generations. The projected cost of maintenance projects is currently over £250,000, and every penny we raise through donations goes to support these projects. In the current financial climate our work has never been more important.

About us

The Church is an asset to be used and enjoyed by the whole community, this is a core 1170 belief and something we believe to develop through the introduction of new community events that are both entertaining and educational – designed to promote and encourage the younger members of our community.

Latest events from 1170

Following their sell out concert in 2023, The Queens Six return to Cranleigh on Saturday 15th June 2024. Tickets are available now from Cranleigh Arts.

Our annual Heritage Day and appeal takes place on the 21st September 2024 with an exhibition and activities in St Nicolas Church between 10am and 4pm

Come and hear about our plans!

We’re just finalising our plans for an autumn heritage day at the moment and are looking forward to sharing more soon about the charity and how you can help to ensure one of the oldest buildings in Cranleigh is here for future generations.

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