Friends of St Andrews Church

Friends of St Andrews Church

The Objective

The Friends were formed in 2003 by Canon Chris Clarke to regularly fund raise enabling the restoration, preservation, repair, maintenance, improvement, beautification of St Andrew’s Church Sonning in such ways as the charity trustees may from time to time determine.

Trustees:

Bob Hine

Chairman

0118 969 8653

Janet Giles

Secretary

Magnus Smyly

Treasurer

Wendy Williams

Liz Nelson

Sally Wilson

Keith Nichols

Paul Grist

  Projects Funded by the Friends:

  • Retiling of Church Roof
  • Re-leading of Stained Glass Windows
  • Installation of Glass Door
  • Provision of Vicars Vestments
  • Provision of Choir Robes
  • Tower – re roofing, including major Structural work.
  • Refurbishing and Re gilding of Tower Clock Face
  • Refurbishment of Weather Vane
  • Peal Board for Ringing Chamber
  • Refurbishment of North Porch
  • Heating Boiler replaced

Future Events:

  • Candlelit Dickensian Christmas Fayre – St.Andrew’s Church, Sunday 9th December: 2-4pm
  • Supper at the Ivy in Sonning – 7pm start. Thursday 24th January, 2019.  Booking essential via: Bob Hine: 0118 9698653

 

Becoming a Friend:

It is easy to become “Friend” by making a single donation or alternatively you can make regular donations through your bank.  In return you will receive an annual newsletter and invited to attend the various fundraising activities throughout the year and to attend the Annual General Meeting.

To become a Friend please complete the following form: Friends of St Andrews Form

Photos of Projects Funded by the Friends of St Andrew’s Church, Sonning

Heating pipes being laid from new boiler located in the St Sarik Room to the Church

boiler

 

New Heating Boiler Installation

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Connection of new heating pipes to the old system in the old Boiler Room

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Old Roof Tiles in need of replacement

Friends Tiles

Roof Tiles Crumbling – all replaced with hand made tiles.

Friends Tiles 2

Tower Main Beam – found with major rot while replacing the Roof.  Affected parts of the beam replaced and braced with steel

Friends Beam 1   

Beam showing steel bracing

Friends Beam 2

North Porch Refurbishment.  Repointing of stonework required to prevent water penetration. Porch