The Friends of St Lawrence Church

The Friends is a Charitable Trust* set up to help provide funds for the upkeep of the Church and the Church grounds.


Previous generations have done a pretty good job in maintaining the Church of St Lawrence and it behoves us to do a similarly good job so that the generations yet to come can share in its beauty.

Our church has witnessed the naming, marriage and departure from this world of local residents for at least 8 centuries…. more than 800 Christmas Days and Easters! The burden of the upkeep of the Church is now too large just to be funded by those attending services and yet there are many who attend the services irregularly or not at all, who would be saddened if the Church and its surrounds were not looked after and kept up as a quintessential English Country Church should be.

So the Trust was set up to involve the wider community in the task of maintenance. The Trust regularly organises events within the village which are designed not only to raise money but to help engender a good community spirit among the residents.

Our newsletter gives the latest news about the Trust's activities. Published three times a year, it is distributed with the Parish Magazine or directly to those FoSL members who live outside this area. Read the latest Newsletter here.

A splendid new clock face, just one of the projects funded by 'The Friends' during 2019. 


The Trustees of 'The Friends of St Lawrence Church' organise fundraising events in order to be able to consider and approve Friends-funded maintenance projects.


There is also a Friends Membership for local residents, former residents, and other interested people who kindly support our work through Annual or Life-Time subscriptions. Members qualify for member-rate tickets at all our events. Anyone is welcome to join.


Subscriptions are:

Annual £10 single, £15 couple;   Life-Time £100 single, £150 couple.


To become a Friends Member, please contact:

Rosemary Winson, Publicity & Membership Officer 
Tel: 01722 325183 or email


* The Friends of St Lawrence Church - Registered Charity No. 1063271

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