Friends of St Mary's Winkfield
Registered Charity 1162342
The Friends' AGM will take place on Thursday 28 February at 8pm in Popels Hall and all members and, indeed, non-members, are invited to attend. We hope that all interested in our beautiful church will consider coming, with the possibility of joining the Friends in their good work.
Lesley Philpot, Chairman
The concert took place on Saturday 1/12/18, and was a great success - "It really was a wonderful evening" wrote a mum of a Junior Choir member. A report has now been published.The concert programme handout can be found here.
Many thanks to the kind organisations that supported this fund-raising concert by advertising in the concert handout. They were
St Mary's organ celebrated its first major performance after its renovation at this concert.
Friends' funds will be required to help with the much needed re-wiring of the church. This project will be rolled out progressively with a view to completion in 2018.
The 2018 Family Funday took place on Wednesday 29 August from 12:30 pm at Carnation Hall, Chavey Down Road, RG42 7PA
As of 16/7/18, the pipe sponsorship campaign is now complete and closed, having raised just under £8,500. More details on the organ project page.
The St Mary's Women's Guild held a second Plant Sale on Saturday 12 May to raise money for St Mary’s Church. Although the weather was disappointing, the event made £1092.50, including some generous donations with Gift Aid. Thank you very much to all who came to support the event, to the many helpers, and to those who donated so kindly to the proceeds. The funds have been sent to the PCC.
Thank you for your support.
The important Annual General Meeting took place on 23/2/18 at Popel's Hall. Reports by the Chairman and the Treasurer shwed that the Friends had had a very successful 2017, and look forward to an equally successful 2018, which will see the completion of the Organ Restoration project
A full write-up of the AGM can be found on the AGM page.
Visit the Music and Merriment web page.
This traditional Benefice Christmas concert took place at St Mary's church, Church Road, Winkfield.and was a great success, raisin, after all costs, very close to £1500 towards the funds of the Friends. A report on what has been described as 'the best Music and Merriment concert' to date can be found on the web-page Music and Merriment report.
Many thanks to the Committee, the performers, the helpers amd the Womens Guild for all the hard work that made the concert such a success.
And, last but not least, thanks to you, our supportive audience, who came out on a cold December night to support the concert! You were the most important people in the church, and we hope that you all had a wonderful time.
The Organ pipe appeal launch event took place in the church on Saturday 29 April 2017. This was a great success, and more than £1500 (towards the £7500 total to be raised by the appeal) was donated that evening, with more promised.
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