Friends of St Andrew’s

Formed in October 2006, the Friends play a major role in the financial well being of the Church and Church Hall, by taking responsibility for additional Fund Raising activities and ownership of individual projects. To date, this has resulted in a fully refurbished South Porch. In 2008 they started preliminary work to assess what was needed to restore the Church Hall to its former glory. This resulted in the need for extensive repairs and updating, but despite some very successful fundraising was way beyond their immediate resources. After much hard work and badgering of all the likely Grant Sources they were able to commence the works in 2009, which were completed in 2010 at a combined cost in excess of £50,000. Approximately 40% was funded by the Friends, with the balance coming from numerous Grant Sources. The Hall is now operating on a self funded basis.

Their Fund Raising continues and their priorities are now focused on the Church, where many things still need to be addressed, following the recent very expensive overhaul of the Roofs and supporting timbers, after which the Church interior was re-decorated.

To maintain the momentum we are always looking for new volunteers and members to help us meet the next challenge. Membership is a minimum of £5 and if you would like to support us please download the application form.

Click <here> to download a copy of the application form.