The Friends of Chalfont St Giles Parish Church
“The Friends” is a charity, which helps to maintain the church building and the churchyard so that both enhance the village.
To do this we organise working parties for activities such as grass-cutting, fence repair & renewal and minor building repairs. We also raise funds so that we can contribute to, or pay for, work that has to be carried out professionally.
We are not a religious organization and our constitution only allows us to contribute to items that are directly related to the maintenance of the building and the churchyard. Our administrative costs are kept to a minimum, ensuring that 90-95% of our income is expended on maintenance. For example, we have paid for repairs to the altar rails, provided replacements for broken heating grilles, contributed £17,000 towards the electrical re-wiring of the church and paid for and installed protection against thefts of lead from the roof.
Fundraising includes events such as concerts (classical & jazz), Wine Tastings and Quiz Suppers.
You could help us in our aim of maintaining this beautiful building and its churchyard, either by becoming a member (the minimum annual subscription is £10) or coming to the working parties, which take place monthly on a Saturday morning. If the latter, do let us know in advance so that we can organize jobs to suit you.
If you are interested in helping us then please contact:
Beryl Lant 01494 876602 (Membership)
John Davidge 01494 873325 (Working Parties)
We shall be very pleased to see you.