About The Friends

The Friends of St. Mary’s is registered by the Charity Commission as charity no. 1114809. It is a fundraising group that raises funds for vital repairs, restoration work and improvements to St. Marys.

Since formation in 2006, the Friends have raised over £50,000 towards the cost of vital repairs, restoration work and improvements to St. Mary’s.

There are church projects in the pipeline which are in need of our fundraising, so that St. Mary’s can continue its dual role of a place of worship and a community venue for use by all.

See our list of achievements and upcoming church projects

Members come from within and beyond Peldon, and we operate on a non-religious basis. We fundraise in various ways, including hosting the annual Peldon Fete and staging various music events and Talks.

As a member you get:

  • a Newsletter;
  • 1/3 off Friends events held in St. Mary’s, if prebooked;
  • the opportunity to take part in fundraising activities;
  • the opportunity to meet people from in and around Peldon.

Find out how to join us

The Friends is managed by a committee of no less than 5 persons appointed at the Annual General Meeting or a Special General Meeting. One member is the appointee of the Parochial Church Council of St. Mary’s. The committee may also appoint Honorary Officers and co-opt from the membership.

Our Patron is Michael Wood.  

Can you help from afar?
If it’s not practical to come to our events or be a member, perhaps you could give your support in another way.

See here for ways to support us