Welcome to our website where we celebrate the sixth year of the Friends of Wateringbury Church
Wishing you all a very Happy Easter 2016!
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Some of our Upcoming Events including:
David Wilson-Green – undertaking cycle sportives to raise money for the Church spire shingles – click here for more details and to sponsor.
Pimm’s Tent - Wateringbury Village Fete – Sunday 05 June.
Italian Open Garden – visit the beautiful tranquil gardens of David and Yvonne Marks – Tues 14 June – Sunday 19 June.
Talk from Mr Phil Mellor, ex-editor of Fleet Street about life in publishing and Fleet Street – Fri 17 June.
AGM – Tuesday 19 July
Strawberry Tea Party – Sunday 11 September
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THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE WHO SUPPORTED OUR STRAWBERRY TEA PARTY!
ON THE AFTERNOON, WE TOOK A TREMENDOUS £780.11! THE TRUSTEES WOULD LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE WHO CONTRIBUTED; BROUGHT ALONG DELICIOUS CAKES, DONATIONS FOR THE RAFFLE, THEIR TIME OR BY SIMPLY COMING ALONG AND ENJOYING THE AFTERNOON.
THIS MEANS THAT WE HAVE NOW REACHED OUR £15,000 TARGET – THANK YOU!
The Chairman and Board of Trustees offer sincere thanks to those who have supported and continue to support the Friends over the last five years. The Board looks forward to enabling further projects with your continuing support as part of your village legacy.
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For your support in coming to the beautiful and tranquil Italian Garden of David and Yvonne Marks, nestled in the Heart of Wateringbury.
We raised a magnificent £353!
All proceeds go directly to our charity.
FOWC would like to thank everyone who joined us at our Pimm’s tent at the Wateringbury Fete. It was a beautiful day and was a great success all round. Thanks to you we raised a whopping £520.02 profit!
Our target of £15,000 by March 2016 is growing closer and closer! Thanks to you we have raised £13,800!
Over the last four years we have raised a magnificent £13K through individual donations, business donations and fundraising events. All monies go directly to the maintenance, improvement and preservation of the church and churchyard to promote public interest in the church, its history and its work.
At the end of March, every household in Wateringbury received a membership leaflet through their letterbox. At only £10 per annum, we ask that you consider taking out a new membership for 2015 or renewing your current membership. Please help us to continue our improvements for the church and churchyard. If you haven’t received a leaflet, then please feel free to ring Frances English (Secretary) on 01622 812471 and she will send you one or pick up a leaflet at the church or post office.
Our first completed project has been funding the new internal church door. Hope you’ll agree it looks great!
Anyone can become a Friend of Wateringbury Church, even if they aren’t churchgoers or even living in the parish. Perhaps you may value the building, its history and traditions, or just feel it’s important for the village to keep the church in good condition. Our overall aim is to assist with the maintenance, improvements and preservation of the church and churchyard, thereby promoting public interest in the church, its history and its work. Join us to help the church maintain its role at the heart of our village.
Thank you for your support at the Christmas Craft Bazaar!
The sale of chutneys, adult manicures and children’s nail painting and donations raised an excellent sum of £68.50.
It was a very enjoyable day and thank you to all of those who supported us.
Eleanor English (CIBTAC/CIDESCO) hard at work
THE FRIENDS OF THE CHURCH OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST, WATERINGBURY (FOWC) has been registered by The Charity Commission for England and Wales as a charity – Number 1151983. This follows the recognition last year by HMR&C of our charitable status for tax purposes, making all donations eligible for Gift Aid. This is really good news, as it will make our task of raising money for the church more rewarding and a bit easier.