Welcome to the Friends of St Michael's Church, Urchfont, Wiltshire.
The Friends of St Michael's Church involves the wider community in caring for and preserving our historic church building and church yard. The oldest parts of the building date back to the thirteenth century. The earliest bell in the tower dates from around the year 1350. The building has been a central part of Urchfont village life for almost 800 years. It deserves to be properly maintained and restored.
The Friends’ work primarily involves raising and holding money to help finance the maintenance and occasional major repair of the building. The Friends may also contribute to the maintenance of the bells, organ, central heating, and lighting, plus the table tombs and memorials in the church yard.
The Friends of St Michael’s is constituted legally within the Parochial Church Council, but retains separate financial accounts.
How can you help preserve this magnificent old church?
1. Become a Friend. As a Friend, you may make donations when you wish, perhaps to mark an occasion which is important to you. Alternatively, you may prefer to make a monthly or annual subscription, or make a single life membership donation of £240.
2. Legacy Donation. By including the Friends of St. Michael's in your Will you could make a major contribution to help secure the future of this parish’s beautiful church.
3. In Memoriam Donations. In Memoriam donations are a very special way to remember a loved one. Monies raised in this way will be kept in our In Memoriam Capital Fund to help secure the long term future of the church building. If you wish, a written entry for your loved one, friend or colleague may be included in The Friends of St. Michael's In Memoriam Register, which is available for view in the church.
What should you do now? If you would like more information about our work or to discuss ways in which you may make a contribution, please telephone Paul Bancroft on 01380 848246. Discretion is assured.
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