Helmdon Parish Council

Serving the people of Helmdon

Clerk: Mrs Helen du Bois
2A Station Road, Helmdon
Northamptonshire NN13 5QT

Friends of St Mary Magdalene

Helmdon Parish Church

The Friends of St Mary Magdalene was set up as a charity in 1995 with the aim of maintaining the church as an historic building. It is quite separate from the Parochial Church Council. The church fabric is examined every five years (called a Quinquennial Review) by a Diocesan Board of architects.

The first amount raised was £40,000, half of that coming from grant awarding bodies such as English Heritage. The rest was raised from loans from local people and fund raising activities. Repairs have been necessary to part of the tower and the roof of the nave.

The Friends hold various fundraising events throughout the year, such as Safari Suppers, quiz nights, pie and poetry evenings, Car Treasure Hunts and barbeques. This helps maintain funds and also involves the village in local community activities.

You can make a donation which stands alone, but the Friends also have a membership scheme where people can make a donation towards the work of maintaining the beauty of the church building by keeping it in good repair.

We hope that you would like to become a Friend and make a yearly donation. The benefit to us is a basic yearly income and for this we really do need your help! If you feel you would like to join this scheme please complete and submit the online enquiry form and we will get back to you. Alternatively, forms are normally available in the church.

Events Programme

Friends of St Mary Magadalene - Programme 2019

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