Persuasions #7, 1985                                                                                                                                            Page 3


From St. Nicholas Church, Steventon


We wish to say thank you to all the wonderful members of JASNA who have sent such generous donations to help us care for the fabric of the church.


Work on the roof and tower is almost completed.  The total cost will be approximately £21,000, sixty per cent of which we received in government grants to historic buildings.  Contributions from JASNA during 1985 have amounted to almost £900.  We plan to allocate this money towards the redecoration of the interior of the church.  This is something we have long wished to achieve.  Please continue to visit Steventon and the church where Jane Austen and her family worshipped for so many years.  Enjoy our lovely Hampshire countryside and know how tremondously we appreciate your support and encouragement.


Joyce Bown