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Friends of St Lawrence Church - FUNDRAISING EVENTS

Next Event 

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Friday 26 April 2024, 7.30 pm in the Reading Room

Andrea Hamel, local resident and Marine Archaeologist explained 'What is a marine archaeologist doing so far from the sea?'

A number of artefacts were passed around the audience during this fascinating talk. The speaker is clearly passionate about her career and her talk was much appreciated by the audience. Andrea had previously appeared in the BBC2 Digging for Britain series (see image)..

Friday 23 February 2024, 7.30 pm in the Reading Room

Richard Griffiths, a local resident, recounted some of his legal experiences in a lighthearted, anecdotal account of his professional career.

Thursday 12 October 2023 in St Lawrence Church

The Farrant Singers presented a Concert of sacred and secular music.

The Farrant Singers, pictured here in St Thomas Church

Friday 26 May 2023 in the Reading Room.

Alastair McBain shared his personal view on 'Ukraine - How did it all happen?'  

Friday 24 February 2023 in the Reading Room

'The Doom and The Virgin' a talk
by Historian, Chris Daniell, about the Medieval Wall Paintings of St Thomas Church, Salisbury.

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On Friday 2 December 2022 in St Lawrence Church.
'Sing for Stratford'.

We were delighted to welcome The Kate Edgar Singers for a concert of seasonal and non-seasonal music.

The choir joined everyone for mince pies and drinks in the Reading Room, afterwards.

Image above - The Kate Edgar Singers in Salisbury Cathedral.

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On Friday 21 October 2022, Archaeologists Dr Kris Strutt and Dominic Barker of the Old Sarum Landscapes Project - University of Southampton, and local resident & detectorist Alix Smith gave a talk to a capacity audience in the Reading Room. on the subject "Just How Big was Roman Stratford?" 


On Friday 22 April 2022, Andy Baxter, local resident, gave a talk to an audience in the Reading Room "So how do you design an Armoured Vehicle?" This was of interest to those who were mildly curious to those who wished to indulge in as much science and technology as anyone would ever need. There were videos!

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Stratford sub Castle Primary School - Annual Christmas Art Competition

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The Friends provide book tokens as prizes for the Stratford sub Castle Primary School's Annual Christmas Art Competition.


The children's paintings, displayed on the back of the church door and at the ends of the pews, provide a bright and cheerful display.

This sponsorship fulfils part of The Friends' aim of promoting a good community spirit.

On Friday 19 November 2021, Jon Smith, local resident and experienced pilot, gave a talk to an audience in the Reading Room on the subject 'Pilot Training - a personal reflection on the last 30 years'.


Friday 23 April 2021

"Chained to Salisbury - a talk by the Mayor and Mayoress"


Local residents John and Carrie Walsh kindly gave a talk using Zoom, owing to the covid restrictions at the time. Their talk was fascinating - who knew what went on behind the scenes in their busy Mayoral diaries!


The Trustees would like to acknowledge with many thanks, the voluntary donations that were received.

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