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 towards 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 project funding for the lighting scheme.
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.
Friends Membership Secretary (Co-opted Member)
Telephone: (01580) 891840
Email: Andrew Brady
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.
Click the QR Code below or Scan with your mobile and follow the instructions to donate via a credit or debit card.
|Mary Shaw||Honorary Treasurer||01580 890360||N/A|
|Tony Norfolk||Secretary||01580 892104||N/A|
|Louise Brice||Committee Member||N/A||N/A|
|Janet Pink||Committee Member||N/A||N/A|
|Frank Page||Committee Member||N/A||N/A|
|Andrew Brady||Co-opted Membership Secretary||01580 891840||Andrew Brady|
|Tony Henley||PCC Representative to the Friends||N/A||N/A|
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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 have 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, on (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 programme of events.
If you would like to join the Friends please download the Membership Form by clicking the image below and post or email 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:
More Information Form
We have a small range of merchandise to help us raise funds. Please check out our Merchandise page here.