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The Friends of Barkway Church May 23, 2019

Posted by nicholastufton in Friends of Barkway Church.
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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 9th August, the fund has raised just over £30,000 with a further £15,500 pledged in addition.  The Friends and the PCC have each pledged up to £25,000 so we have available to include pledges over £95,000.

The work is to be carried out in three phases and it is hoped to start work on the first phase to replace fallen flints to the Tower as well as carry out other repairs to woodwork and move the flagpole this September.

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