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Friends of Burley Church

Events Organised By the Friends

  Forthcoming Event

Saturday 2nd December 7pm in Burley Church

A Christmas Concert of Music, Poetry & Drama at the start of Advent.



Saturday 23rd December from 3pm

Burley Open Air Nativity

Follow the Christmas story as it is played out in locations around Burley. Travel with Mary,Joseph & the donkey on their journey through the village. Listen with the Shepherds in Burley Park, to the amazing news from the Angels. Follow the Wise Men as they visit Herod’s Palace seeking the new King. Join the Shepherds and Magi as they bring their gifts to the child in the stable by The Queen’s Head.

The Friends of Burley Church is a
registered charity set up in 1979 to
assist the Parochial Church
Council in the preservation,
maintenance, repair or
improvement of the structure,
fabric, furnishings and
accoutrements of St. John the
Baptist Church, Burley, the
Vicarage and Church Room.

This it does mainly by organising
affordable and enjoyable social events
in the village but also through the
annual subscription of its members.

You do not need to be a regular church
member to be a Friend and support its
functions. Indeed some of its members
just feel it is important for the village to
retain an active and well preserved
church building.

The money raised by the Friends is not
to cover the normal day to day running
expenses of the church but our help
with maintenance does allow the
church to use more of its income to
provide an outreach to the community.

The Church can apply to the Friends to
assist with maintenance projects, either
big or small. Funds have been used
towards the cost of the installation of a
disabled person's WC and for the
refurbishment of the church room.
They have also helped towards the
purchase of a new electronic organ
and most recently, paid for a completely
new sound system. These grants are
much valued by the church.

The Friends is run by a small but
enthusiastic committee and we would
welcome new members and new
ideas.

Contact Clive Gammon 01425
402303

 

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