Friends of St Lawrence

Please read our Summer 2016 Newsletter:

After a bleak June we have had a wonderful summer which, sadly, is drawing to a close as we approach September.

On 2nd July we held the Camerata Concert in St. Lawrence Church which was a splendid evening raising just over £500.

This was followed on 3rd July by the Open Gardens when the weather finally decided to change in our favour.   Organised by Pauline Wright the event was a great success and we are indebted to the five gardeners for producing such beautiful gardens:

Pauline and David Wright
Sissel and Chris Parish
Philomena and John Hislam
Sue and Fraser Miller
Marion and Carl Perkins

These together with an army of volunteers enabled us to raise over £5,000.

We are progressing with Phase 2 of the churchyard project and we have been consulting with parishioners and neighbours.  We hope to be able to produce something tangible very soon.

Work continues on the restoration of certain of the stained and painted glass windows.  It is a lengthy process for there are competing demands on a small pool of skilled people but we are getting there.   We are waiting on the PCC to give us the cost of redecorating the interior of the church. This will be a major undertaking.

It is with sadness that we report the loss of two true Friends during the summer.  In July we lost Richard Briden from whom we received staunch support on the Parish Council and in August we lost Celia Rickett who was one of the substantial donors to whom I referred in the spring newsletter.

Our final event of the year is the Safari Supper which will take place on Saturday 29th October.  We hope to see as many of you as can make it.  It is an enjoyable evening.

With best wishes

John Walker

Accounts 2016

Accounts 2016 Annual Report 2016