Friends of All Saints’ Staplehurst
For the foreseeable future all Friends events are cancelled.
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:
Committee Member Office Telephone Andrew Brady Chairman & Membership Secretary 01580 891840 Andrew Brady
Mary Shaw Honorary Treasurer 01580 890360 Mary Shaw
Tony Norfolk Secretary 01580 892104 Tony Norfolk
Maureen Brice Committee Member 01580 891842 Maureen Brice
Ann Fulcher Committee Member N/A N/A
Alaine Summers Committee Member N/A N/A
Janet Pink Committee Member N/A N/A
Frank Page Committee Member N/A N/A
Sue Elwell Committee Member N/A N/A
Tony Henley PCC Representative to 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 which 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 Chairman:
We have purchased some new pens, these in a nice shade of blue, a soft feel pen with a rubber top for use on a tablet or smart phone. We are selling these at £1.50, if you are interested in purchasing one please contact Andrew Brady on (01580) 891840.
Bone China Mugs
The Friends of All Saints Staplehurst have new stock of white Bone China mugs.
Similar to previous versions, the new mugs are the same shape, the Topaz style, a white bone china mug with the image of the Church and Friends text in dark green as shown to the right.
The mugs are available at £5.50 each or £30 for a set of 6.
An ideal memento of a wedding or baptism celebrated at All Saints’ Church.
If you would like a mug (or a set of 6) please contact Andrew Brady on (01580) 891840.
The Friends of All Saints Staplehurst have a new item of merchandise, a waiter’s friend. The waiter’s friends are available at £4.00 each.
An Ideal Gift for the Wine Enthusiast.
If you would like a waiter’s friend please contact Andrew Brady on (01580) 891840.
Chairman & Membership Secretary