The Friends of Wateringbury Church are a locally-based charity which aims to help to maintain, preserve and improve the building and churchyard of St John the Baptist in Wateringbury. The Friends are managed by a committee of volunteers and are independent from the Parochial Church Council.
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 help the church maintain its role at the heart of our village.
The Friends are now recognised by HM Revenue & Customs as a charity for tax purposes, with effect from 3 March 2012 (Charity reference no. XT34932), and all donations received after this date will be 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
If you would like to read the leaflet that was distributed around the village to launch the Friends, click here.
The Friends of Wateringbury Church is a voluntary-run organisation. We are extremely grateful for the help and support we have received from the people below while setting up the Friends.
Chris Andrew for provision of all printing work in our setup and launch
Samantha-Jane Hunter for designing our Friends logo
Elizabeth Harbour for contributing a specially-commissioned picture of St John’s for the launch