St John the Evangelist, Dormansland

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The League of Friends of St John the Evangelist, Dormansland

This page contains news, the history and purpose of the Friends, details about the committee and forthcoming events.

News

Didn't we look great! Our Alice in Wonderland themed entry to the carnival procession :-)
Saturday, 29th July at 12.30 pm at Gatewood, Blackberry Road, Felcourt by kind permission of the Daines family.  There will be a raffle.  Please bring your own drink.  Please share a car if possible. Tickets at £16 are available from Wendy Rose on 01342 870681. There is also a list at the back of the church.

History and Purpose

The League of friends of St John’s Church Dormansland was formed by the Parochial Church Council in 1982/83 as an offshoot of the Centenary Committee, to support the funding of the Centenary Room and its remit was to raise funds “for the extension and maintenance of the church buildings”. It was felt that as a committee separated from the direct church finances, it could appeal to a wider community, particularly within the village. Subsequently it was the medium through which funds were raised for the repair of the church roof and then the church restoration after the fire, as well as many smaller projects since.

The League of Friends was set up as a charity, Charity Number 286557.

At present, without the major projects, it is aimed at helping to maintain the buildings and fabric of the Church. Again, it is hoped that villagers, who are not churchgoers, may wish to contribute to maintain a Church in their community and the League of Friends is seen as a means of enabling them to do so.

Fundraising is threefold; by regular donation, gift-aided where applicable, by legacies and by fund-raising activities and events.

Expenditure is normally at the request of the Parochial Church Council which has the overall responsibility for the church buildings and infrastructure.

 

The Committee

The present committee and trustees are;
Chairman  Dr Tim Taylor
Secretary  Mrs Wendy Rose
Treasurer  Mr John Frost
                   

Mrs Myra Keats
Mrs Yvonne Lusty
Mrs Angela Hosp
Mrs Josienne Yates
Mrs Sue Whibley

The Churchwardens,  Mr Brian Yates
                                  Mr Raymond Daines 

 

Forthcoming Events

Saturday, 29th July at 12.30 pm at Gatewood, Blackberry Road, Felcourt by kind permission of the Daines family.  There will be a raffle.  Please bring your own drink.  Please share a car if possible. Tickets at £16 are available from Wendy Rose on 01342 870681. There is also a list at the back of the church.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, Jul 29 at 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Sunday, Jul 30 at 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Sunday, Jul 30 at 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Tuesday, Aug 1 at 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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