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Welcome to our website where we celebrate the sixth year of the Friends of Wateringbury Church

 

Pending due diligence, FOWC has pledged £25,000 to the PCC in support of the spire re-shingling project which is hoped to start in April 2018.  A HUGE thank you to all who have supported us and been so generous.

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Date for the diary:

 

STRAWBERRY TEA PARTY

SUNDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER 2018

Manor Farm, Wateringbury 2-5pm

Everyone is welcome to come and join us in the beautiful gardens of Manor Farm. Glasses of Pimm’s will be on offer and the opportunity to buy tea/coffee and delicious homemade cakes, and local strawberries and cream, kindly donated by Hugh Lowe Farms.

To complete the afternoon, a white elephant stall and raffle will be run whilst you relax and/or play garden games – croquet, rounders, boules and more with a children’s lucky dip.

Admission is free and pedestrian and car entry is via the farm entrance in Old Road.

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SPONSOR-A-SHINGLE!

After many years of being baked by the sun and battered by the elements, the wooden shingles on the Church spire have finally perished and are in urgent need of replacement.   All 14,000 of them.  Before it is too late.

It is hoped that work could start on the spire next Spring – depending on funding. It could cost as much as @£70,000 for oak shingles. FOWC has pledged at least £10,000 towards the cost of the re-shingling…

FOWC is offering you a unique opportunity!

For only £1 per shingle, you can sponsor a shingle – or as many as you would like – and we will put your name in a special Commemorative Book which will be kept as part of the village’s legacy.

If you would like to sponsor a shingle and be part of this generational legacy project, please email friends@fowc.org.uk or telephone FOWC Secretary Frances English on 01622 812471.  Alternatively, look out for us at village events,

Thank you to all of those who have already sponsored a shingle.  Your donations are very much appreciated!

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