As the Diocese markets the Old Deanery to raise as much money as possible for the third time, we have increased our offer to buy the Old Deanery to £1.25 million. The Diocese has shown interest in a bid at that level so we wait their reaction shortly with interest. To this should be added the considerable community and heritage value of our bid, particularly important at the time of Covid. (The refurbishment costs will be much higher than the purchase cost). There are rumours of other bids but the property remains on the market. We are now focusing on fund raising for our offer. Keep talking about this public opportunity. The Diocese needs to understand the strength of local opinion – see next post.