Friends of All Saints’ Staplehurst

Registered Charity No. 1037964

The Friends of All Saints’ Church Staplehurst is a registered charity with very simple objectives: to maintain, repair, restore, preserve, improve, beautify and reconstruct, for the benefit of the public, the fabric of the Church, its monuments, fixtures, fittings, furniture, stained glass, ornaments, and other chattels, and its churchyard.

Since 1994, The Friends have undertaken a number of activities to provide funding for several projects. These have included the gas-fired central heating, bells restoration, electrical winding of the clock, the provision of a vestry and draught excluding doors to the West Tower, the kitchen with accessible toilet, repairs to the south-facing roof, and a significant contribution to the project funding for the lighting scheme.

This was a fantastic evening of music, food, and enjoyment. A huge thank you to Stephen Higgins, Valerie Reid and Andrew Rees for giving their time and talents for the benefit of the Friends of All Saints, and to those who helped.

Thank you also for the many messages of thanks and appreciation I have received. There were over 90 people in the Church and due to your generosity we have made almost £1000.

Thank you for coming and supporting the Friends of All Saints.

Val Wallis, Chair

On top of project funding, we also contribute towards regular maintenance and this includes tuning of the historical organ and day-to-day repairs. We recently paid for new bell tower louvres to the South and West faces and a significant contribution to repairing stained glass window damage.

Membership of The Friends is open to anyone interested in the objects of the society and who has paid an annual member’s subscription of at least £5. Membership details, including an online contact form, can be found below, or download our Membership Form here and send it to Membership Secretary, Andrew Brady.

Recent Event

It was great to see so many at the Brain Game in March, a very good start to our fundraising events being able to take place. The evening raised £334.

On June 18th, commencing at 7:30 pm, there will be a musical evening at the Church led by Stevie Higgins. More details will be in the June Parish Magazine but put the date in your diaries now.

Val Wallis

Chair Friends of All Saints’ Staplehurst

Committee Members

Committee MemberOfficeTelephoneEmail
Val WallisChairN/AN/A
Ray MannHonorary TreasurerN/AN/A
Dermot BuddCo-opted SecretaryN/AN/A
Andrew BradyCo-opted Membership Secretary01580 891840Andrew Brady
Louise BriceCommittee MemberN/AN/A
Janet PinkCommittee MemberN/AN/A
John PerryCommittee MemberN/AN/A
Tony HenleyPCC Representative to the FriendsN/AN/A

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Andrew Brady

Friends Membership Secretary (Co-opted Member)

Making a Donation

Anyone can make a donation to The Friends for the maintenance of the church either directly to a member of the committee or via our Give a Little Donation page.

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The Friends, administered by an elected committee, continues to spearhead fundraising and social events.

Membership of The Friends is open to anyone interested in the objects of the society and who has paid an annual member’s subscription of at least £5. All Friends members – who pay Income Tax – should sign a declaration form to enable the tax to be reclaimed on their contribution, which increases the gift by some 28%.

Members receive informative Newsletters which give updates on the progress of projects and details of fundraising events to support and enjoy. A very wide variety of events are planned to ensure that all members find something of interest.

Becoming a member is very simple and your support will be much appreciated. Telephone Andrew Brady the Membership Secretary, at (01580) 891840 for further information.

Friends of All Saints Church – A fundraising body that helps finance projects of maintenance and improvement to All Saints Parish Church Staplehurst. It aims to involve members of the community through the promotion of a varied program of events.

If you would like to join the Friends please download the Membership Form by clicking the image below and post or email it to the Membership Secretary (contact details are on the form):

If you would like to join or find out more information about the Friends please complete the form below which will be sent to the Membership Secretary:

Friends Merchandise

Friends Pens

We have a small range of merchandise to help us raise funds. Please check out our Merchandise page here.