Friends of Axbridge Church - FOAC
Save a little piece of history
The Friends of Axbridge Church was formed in March 2002 charitable the express purpose of raising funds to maintain the fabric of this historic building and help preserve it as part of Axbridge's heritage. It draws its members from all those (whether churchgoers or not) within the community who have an interest in the town's history and heritage.
The present church was started around 1230 but most of the building you see today dates from the fifteenth century. Built from Mendip limestone, the wealth of the town during that period is reflected in the impressive height of the tower, the big windows and the delicate tracery of the ceilings. One of its most striking features is the spectacular nave ceiling, erected in 1636 and restored to its original celestial blue last century. In December 2011 we celebrated the installation of new wrining and lighting to further enhance the beauty of our church.
To date the Friends funds have helped to preserve the Fry monument in the Lady Chapel; and paid for new doors on the tower; restored the 17th century Prowse monument; installed magnificent glass doors at the South Porch. The latest project is to provide new lighting throughout the church, As you might imagine at considerable cost -
South Porch Glazed Doors