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To keep spirits up, we will post a beautiful photo each day - press the [Picture of the day] button above. The hills above the south end of Derwent Water give a spectacular view, with the river Derwent below our viewpoint weaving its way past the Lodore Falls Hotel and through the flood-plain to feed the lake. Do email your own photos, which must be appropriate for the purpose for consideration to email@example.com - please use 'POTD' (Picture of the day) in the Subject.
Bishop Olivia has posted a Sermon for Pentecost, which can be found HERE.
Do attend the 11am livestream Sunday service that takes place each week. (You can join it any time after 10:45am.) This week, it is Morning Prayer in the St Martin's tradition. Please also join us for a live stream Evening Prayer/Compline service via Zoom to be held every Thursday evening at 8.15 pm.
We have put brief appreciations of Joyce Underwood, Mary Haynes and Marian Hopkins, who have recently died. Please use the IN MEMORIAM button above or click HERE.
Brian's jokes are HERE.
We do need your support …
If you would like more information about joining the Friends of St Mary's (or making a donation) please email us at INFO.
Membership costs just £20 per annum for Individual Membership or £30 for Family Membership. When you join, you may wish to give an additional donation.
Please note that any details about yourself that you may supply the Friends will be only used in accordance with our GDPR (Data Protection) policy, which can be found by pressing the blue [GDPR Policy] button above.
The easiest way to join is by email. The first step is to make a donation using by making a CAFDonate donation of the appropriate membership subscription, plus, optionally a donation. To do this press this Friends' general fund button, and mark the Reference as Subscription. Then send an email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org using this text, which you may adapt as you like.
Within a day or two, CAFDonate supplies us the address and email details that you have given them. We will coordinate this information with your email message. We will be then be in touch with you to confirm your membership.
An application form for membership can be found at this link. It should be downloaded for printing, completed and sent (with a cheque or cash if you do not wish to use a standing order) to:
The Treasurer, Friends of St Mary's Winkfield
Spring Lanes House,
Holly Spring Lane,
Bracknell RG12 2JL
or alternatively it can be handed during a regular Sunday service at St Mary's Winkfield to Mrs Philpot, the Church Warden and Chairman of the Friends, or to Mr Hodson, the Treasurer of the Friends. We will acknowledge your new membership by email or letter.
If you pay UK income tax, your subscription (and donations) can be increased by 25% at no cost to yourself if you can send or give us a Gift Aid form.
You will be kept up to date with regular bulletins. We will publish reports from the Friends in the Winkfield Parish News - usually known as the 'Parish Mag'. (Current and past editorial sections can be found by clicking on the link.) Reports will also be posted on this website, and we will publish occasional newsletters or notifications by email (or by physical mail on request).
We also aim to arrange at least three entertaining and informative events each year for Friends. Administrative costs are kept to a minimum so that substantially all subscriptions and donations can be dedicated to the maintenance of the ancient fabric of St Mary's Church. Please keep an eye on 'News & events'!
Friends' subscriptions expire each year on the anniversary of the last day of the month of subscription. We will normally be in touch with you as you reach the end of your subscription period.
Unless you want to change your method of payment, or change your details (address, telephone number, etc.), renewing your subscription is simply a matter of giving or sending your subscription as cheque or cash to to Mrs Philpot, the Church Warden and Chairman of the Friends, or to Mr Hodson, the Treasurer of the Friends (you can contact us using the email link: INFO).
If you would like to make a simple renewal online, jsut send us an appropriate sum using the Friends' general fund button. Then tell us in a brief email sent to email@example.com, and we will do the rest.
You can also use the convenience of a BACS draft - the Friends bank details are given on our application form. Please mark the Reference as 'Renewal' - the bank will do the rest.
Membership renewal costs just £20 per annum for Individual Membership, or £30 for Family Membership. You may give an additional donation if you so wish.
If you wish to change to a standing order, or change your details, please use the application form. Just write your name and the word 'RENEWAL' at the top. Only enter the changes needed. This form is not usually needed for subscription renewal.
If you are a UK taxpayer and have not provided us with a Gift Aid declaration (see above), please consider doing so.
We will acknowledge your new membership, with many thanks, by email or letter.
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