‘The Friends’ was launched on St Aldhelm’s Day 1982 and was the year of the 90th celebration of the dedication of our Church.
The aim of the ‘Friends’ is to create a capital sum, the interest of which is to be used in support of the work of the Church. Also to advance the Spiritual needs of the Church where possible.
An Annual meeting is held where a Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and three committee members are elected by members of the ‘Friends’ in accordance with the Constitution.
At present there are approximately 50 members who throughout the year meet at informal coffee mornings where everyone is welcome to come along.
To date the ‘Friends have provided:
- A roving microphone
- Gates to enclose the Church property
- The notice board at the North entrance
- Floral Stands
- A £500 donation to the organ fund
- Contribution towards new chairs
- The Loop and sound system in Church
- Red carpet in the body of the Church
- Water Heater in the coffee area in Church
- New lighting in the Lady Chapel and Choir stalls
- New Vacuum cleaner
- Portable Poster board
- Donation towards scaffolding for works carried out on West End Windows
Annual membership is a suggested donation of £10.00 per year
If you would like to join the ‘Friends’ please speak to the Secretary who can be contacted via the Parish Office.
The Friends – The Highlights
- Social events
- Raise money for “church extras”
- Open and friendly
- Open to all ages
- Suggested donation of £10 per year