The Friends was set up as a charity in
1995 with the aim of maintaining the church as an historic
building. It is quite separate from the Parochial Church
Council. The church fabric is examined regularly every five
years (called a Quinquennial) by a Diocesan Board of architects.
The first amount raised was £40,000, half of that coming
from grant awarding bodies such as English Heritage. The
rest was raised from loans from local people and fund raising
activities. Repairs have been necessary to part of the tower
and the roof of the nave.
The Friends are committed to regular, annual fund raising
activities, such as a safari suppers, wine tastings, and music concerts. They also have
Christmas and summer activities such as barbecues. This
maintains a regular fund ready for future necessary repairs
to the church.
You can make a donation which stands alone, but the Friends also have a membership scheme where people can make a donation towards the work of maintaining the beauty of the church building
by keeping it in good repair.
We hope that you would like to become a Friend and make a yearly donation. The benefit to us is a basic yearly income and for this we really do need your help!
If you feel you would like to join this scheme please contact any member of the committee or forms are usually available in the church.