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The Friends of Barkway Church May 23, 2019

Posted by nicholastufton in Friends of Barkway Church.

The Friends of Barkway Church is a registered charity whose role is to raise money to pay for repairs to the building comprising Barkway Church and the churchyard. Recently, The Friends funded the rewiring and replacement of the lighting in the Church which has made a huge difference to the ambiance of the building.

Most Barkway residents regard the Church as central to the life of the village and the charity has many supporters, both regular church goers as well as occasional visitors.

The Charity raises funds through holding a bottle stall at the Village Market and through other events such as the popular Moonlight Market held in the Church just before Christmas.

In July 2019, The Friends launched an appeal to raise funds for repairs to be carried out to the church estimated to cost £125,000.  Many people have been very generous and as at 23 December 2019, the fund has raised around £78,000 with a further £18,000 pledged in addition.

The work is to be carried out in three phases and phase one relating to work on the church tower has now been completed.  It is planned to start phase two relating to re-tiling the chancel and repairing the boiler chimney in February 2020.

For more details and to become a member of The Friends, please contact:

The Chairman nicholas@ntufton.co.uk

The Secretary  Mirjam Foot  mirjam.foot@btinternet.com


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