Membership of the Friends is by annual subscription (£10 or more and preferably Gift Aided) and new members are always very welcome. In the first year we ask for £20 as a joining fee. 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 Friends can be made by downloading the membership form, picking up a form in either of the churches or by contacting the Membership Secretary: Mrs Pat Mills via the Parish Office on 01372 451697 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Events & Fundraising
The Friends 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. Our programme for 2020 is:
14th March – ‘The Spirit of Spain’ – an evening of virtuoso guitar classics by Mark Jennings. Venue – All Saints Church, Little Bookham at 7.30. Tickets £12.00 to include refreshments. Call 01372 454273 or 01372 452024.
19th April – ‘The Big Curry Lunch’ – a repeat of the very successful sell out lunch last year at Bookham Tandoori. Main, side dish, nan and a drink for £15.00. We take over the restaurant which can accommodate around 45. Tickets from William Hill 01372 458792.
1st May – Annual General Meeting. Wine and quiz. Held in vestry at All Saints Church. Free event.
6th June – Surrey Show Choir – songs from the shows. A run through of some of the songs this superb amateur choir will be taking to the 2020 Edinburgh Fringe. Venue Manor House School. Ticket details published in due course.
4th July – Parish fete held in Effingham. Display of classic cars and a large range of local stalls and musical entertainment. Please contact William Hill 01372458792 if interested in running a stall or able to help organise the event.
Other community events later in the year:
Community Harvest Evening
Farmers Market starting once a month in St Lawrence Church
Local History talk with minced pies and mulled wine