© Winchfield Parochial Church Council, 2019.
A brochure with further information about the “Friends” is available by contacting Church Office, Fleet Road, Hartley Wintney, RG27 8ED or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or click here to download the brochure and here to download an application form to become a Friend of St Mary’s.
Further information about upcoming fundraising events can be obtained via the e-mail address above.
The Friends’ next event will be a wine-tasting and dinner evening to be held at Newlyns at Lodge Farm, North Warnborough on Friday 3 May 2019 at 7.30 pm. Tickets for what promises to be a superb evening cost £40 and can be obtained from Gill Donnelly (01252 844592).
The Friends of St. Mary's (the “Friends” ) was formed as a Registered Charity in 2008 with the aim of “... supporting the maintenance, repair, restoration, preservation , beautification and improvement of the fabric of the church and churchyard ...”.
Since its inception it has raised many thousands of pounds enabling it to contribute well over £50,000 to the maintenance of St. Mary’s. In 2017 the Friends funded the restoration of the windows in the church with a grant of over £15,000 and in 2018 they helped with the re-pointing of the external walls of the chancel, repairs to the porch floor and to one of the columns in the church. Without the help and support of the Friends, St Mary’s would not be in the condition it is now - please do support them.