The Friends of Axbridge Church
Newsletter - Spring 2015
We want to tell you a little bit about The Friends of Axbridge Church.
Some of you may already be members and others wonder just what we do.
Axbridge is undoubtedly a delightful town and has one of the most beautiful churches in the area – yes we are a little biased. The Friends began some 11 years ago with a view to helping the Church raise funds for various important projects, which have included the beautiful glass doors and the new lighting. We aim to encourage those who don’t necessarily go to Church but who feel the Church is a very important part of the Axbridge landscape.
The Church is a listed building (Grade 1) and costs £1000 a week to maintain. During the last eleven years we have successfully raised over £40,000. We aim is to run three events a year, first and foremost to raise money, but certainly to have fun too!!
So diaries at the ready!!
SATURDAY 18 APRIL – The Friends AGM - 12 NOON in the Church Rooms
Your support is always appreciated and the AGM is a really good opportunity to catch up. Our meetings aren’t long !! So do join us, there will be the usual tasty buffet afterwards. Everyone is welcome !!
Saturday 27 June - The Church Fete at The Court.
The ‘Friends’ will be running a Kitchen stall so if you have some nice bits and pieces you can spare with a kitchen theme we would be very grateful.
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW – THE ‘FRIENDS’ version !!
Toby Pinn, from Clevedon Salesrooms has agreed to make a welcome return to value a number of items – we are currently arranging a date with Toby probably in September /October. Watch this space !!
We have a number of other events in the pipeline and will confirm details in the next few weeks.
We are always open to new suggestions and ideas so please contact us all suggestions for fundraising are always welcome.
If you aren’t currently a ‘Friend’ we hope we have whetted your appetite enough to encourage you to become a ‘Friend’. Membership is £10 per couple per year or £7.50 for single membership. Life Membership is also available for £100 per couple or £75 single. There is a membership form here.
If you would like any more information about membership or any of the events listed please contact any of the Committee listed below.
Priscilla Chard – 01934 732834
Andy Goddard – 0788 1988 767 or
Penny Cooke – 01934 733304