The Friends of St Mary’s Church Fittleworth exists to raise money 'for the repair, renovation and improvement of the church building and associated structures'.
The tower and chancel of St Mary’s are Grade 1-listed, with the rest of the building being Grade ll. Although we are guided by the PCC about the repairs or improvements needed, the Friends of St Mary's is not associated with the religious side of the church: it seeks to preserve a beautiful building that has been part of the village for over 800 years.
Since its formation in 2002, the Friends have helped fund repairs to the church ceiling, chancel windows, floor tiles, ringing room and tower. There have also been contributions to the installation of the hearing loop and audio visual equipment, re-fitting the vestry kitchen, and providing a lantern by the path and lane.
We are always grateful for donations, but mainly raise funds through social activities, which we take very seriously! Events have included race nights, jazz evenings, murder mysteries, book launches, progressive dinners and many more.
To become a member costs £8 for one person, or £12 for two people at the same address. If you are interested in joining the committee or becoming a member, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone Charles 01798 865202 for information.