The Friends of St Marys

 

Return to the Home Page
Friends of St Mary Home Page

Contact List
Dates for your Diary
Fabric
Newsletter
Plans

 

St Marys Church Home Page
 

Last Update

Tuesday, October 28, 2008 7:26 PM

About
Appeals
Baptism
Benefice/Deanery/Diocese
Bell Ringers
Books
Choir
Choir Rehearsing pdf version
Church of England Website
Collect
Contacts
Events
Exhibitions
Forthcoming Events
Home Groups
Intercessions
Lent Sermons
Links
Lunchtime Concerts
Organisation of the Church
Music
Psalm of the week
Reading Rota
Sermons
Search Site
Site Map
Stewardship
Sunday Services
Virtual Walk around St Mary's
Vision for Action
Walker Organ
Walker Organ Restoration
Weddings
Weekly Bulletin  In pdf format
Weekly Services
Where to find us
Who are we?
Young Families
Young Peoples Group - Smyle

 

 

Who we are Have a look at the Friends website

The Friends of St Mary’s is a charitable organisation (Charity Number 284457) whose main objective is to raise funds for the maintenance and preservation of the historic building of St Mary’s Church. Members of the Friends are drawn from the congregation, from Hemel Hempstead in general as well from across the UK.  Indeed, we welcome as a member anybody with an interest in helping to preserve the fabric of this beautiful Norman Church.

What we’ve done

Since the formation of the Friends in 1980 a number of projects have been completed.   The most significant of these being the appeal for renovating and releading the spire.   This work began in 1984 and was completed in 1987.   The final work being completed and funded for using a loan from Dacorum Borough Council which the Friends finished paying off in October 2001.

More recently repairs to two faces of the tower were completed in 1994 with work on the two remaining faces being completed in 2000.

In addition the Friends fund a range of smaller but essential fabric repairs.

Fundraising

The Friends organise regular fund-raising events the largest of which is ‘ Art in the Nave’, a major exhibition and sale of art works by local artists held in the Church.   Other typical events include Antiques Valuations, Quiz and Games Evenings and our Annual Dinner.

The Friends used to run a Coffee Shop in St Mary’s Church Hall next to the Church every Saturday morning but no more.

For further information on forthcoming events organised by the Friends please see their website

Further Information…

If you’d like to join or find out more about the Friends of St Mary’s please contact one of the following:

 

Lynne Sygrave (Secretary) on lynnesygrave@yahoo.co.uk and her telephone number 01442 266272

…or pick up a membership application form from the Church

or look at their website

 

 

 

 
   
   
   
Google
Search WWW www.stmaryshemel.org.uk