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Friends of Burley Church


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 Hall.

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 hall.
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.

Please contact the Secretary Colin Hobbs on 01425 403417


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