In common with many other churches, St Mary’s Lytchett Matravers is replacing its church pews with chairs. This will allow for more flexibility in worship and also enable other related activities to take place within the lovely old building that is your local church.

The chair that has been selected is the Treske “St Magnus”, so called because it was designed initially for St Magnus Cathedral on the Orkneys. It was chosen for its looks, sturdiness, comfort and practicality. It has a rack underneath to put your bible, hymn book, order of service, other papers and personal belongings.

Each chair costs £230 and one hundred will be needed to seat the congregation and the choir. However, the Church does not currently have sufficient funds for this, so has embarked on a special fund raising exercise. For £230, you could purchase an entire chair on behalf of the church; with Gift Aid, that is only £184. Alternatively, you could contribute to part of a chair e.g. £90 for a seat or a back and £50 for the legs, again reduced with Gift Aid. We are very grateful for any donation you are able to make.

You can make your donation in a number of ways:

  • Cheques made payable to ‘St. Mary’s Church Lytchett Matravers P.C.C.’
  • Online BACS transfer to ‘PCC St Marys Lytchett Matravers Restricted Funds’ – please reference Chairs  – Sort code 405240     Account number 00029991

For us to be able to claim Gift Aid on your donation, including if you use BACS, we will need you to print the form below filling out from a single named donor (these forms are available in church)

We will also have a folder in church in which – but only if you agree – we will display a copy of your certificate e.g. if the donation is in memory of a person or event, or if you would like to be publicly associated with the provision of the new chairs.

Please print and fill out the form below to indicate if you want your certificate displayed in the folder and, if so what wording you would like it to contain: (If you have trouble printing the PDF form then try the Docx form)

PDF – Gift Aid declaration and Certificate wording form

MS Word Docx Gift Aid declaration and Certificate wording form


Please print out a form and put it with the payment onto the collection plate at church or give it to the Treasurer (Roger), Chair donation Administrator (Alan), Church Warden (Annie or Mat), Vicar (Stephen) or a member of the PCC.

Thank you for your support for St Mary’s Church, it is really appreciated.