Friends of Little Bookham2018-09-12T08:34:51+00:00

FRIENDS OF LITTLE BOOKHAM

Purpose

The Friends of Little Bookham Church (FLBC) is a secular organisation dedicated to the preservation of the small parish church in Little Bookham, a building with its origins in the 11th century listed (Grade II*) as being of architectural and historic interest.

The church is dedicated to All Saints and is an active Anglican place of worship under the jurisdiction of the Diocese of Guildford. As such responsibility for the maintenance of the buildings and churchyard rests with the Parochial Church Council (the PCC) and the Friends of Little Bookham Church maintains a close working relationship with the PCC to raise the funds necessary for a planned programme of works to preserve the fabric of the building, its fixtures, fittings and grounds as an acceptable heritage for future generations.

Origin

The inaugural meeting of the Friends of Little Bookham Church was held in January 1993 to provide an opportunity for the local community to participate in the preservation of the ancient church building at the heart of the village.

Membership

Membership of the FLBC is by annual subscription (£10 or more and preferably Gift Aided) and new members are always very welcome. As a secular organisation the FLBC is open to all people of any or no religious persuasion but who share a common interest in the conservation of ancient buildings and the village environment. Application to join and support the FLBC can be made to the Membership Secretary: Mrs Pat Mills via the Parish Office on 01372 451697 or email: stlawrence1939@btinternet.com

Social Events & Fundraising

The FLBC raises funds through its subscription income and its social programme. A varied programme of entertainment is planned to contribute to the life of the community with three events spread throughout the year. Past events have included musical evenings and talks. The FLBC is very grateful to the Manor House School who kindly provide the venue for most of its social evenings. Details of past and future events are published in a bi-annual newsletter, copies of which are available from the chairman.

Charitable Expenditure

Since its inception FLBC has raised and expended £100,000+ on the church and churchyard.

Specific projects have ranged from a few hundreds of pounds to tens of thousands, from tree surgery to a significant contribution to the reconstruction of the vestry and extension and landscaping of the new graveyard.

Contact Us

For further information please contact the Parish Office on 01372 451697

Registered Charity Number 1048406

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