Friends of St Andrews Church

Friends of St Andrews Church


The Friends of St. Andrew’s Church was set up in 2003 to enable the restoration, repair, maintenance, improvement and beautification of St. Andrew’s Church, Sonning.

To meet this objective the Friends organise fundraising events and also invite donations either in the form of outright gifts or by regular giving by standing order.  The last major project funded by FoStAC was the installation of the new lighting system at a cost of over £58,000.

We are now looking to recoup funds so that we have sufficient finances available for any emergency repairs or future projects.

If you would like to know more do please contact one of the trustees whose details are given below:


Bob Hine (Chairman)                        Tel: 0118 969 8653

Magnus Smyly (Treasurer)

Janet Giles (Secretary)                      Tel: 0772 4880083

Keith Nichols

Sally Wilson

Paul Grist

Liz Nelson



Thursday, 26th March 2020 – FoStAC AGM followed by Quiz and Fish & Chip supper 7:30pm

Saturday, 28th March 2020 – Pre- Easter Church clean 9:30 – 11:30am

Saturday, 25th April 2020 – Grand Musical Evening

Sunday & Monday 24th/25th May 2020 – Scarecrow Weekend with Refreshments in the Ark



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: FoStAC membership,GDPR,Gift Aid form


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

The recent church clean

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



New Heating Boiler Installation



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



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