The Friends of St Andrew's Church, Aldringham, was originally set up in April 1997 to help fund the vestry extension and since that time has raised many thousands of pounds. The vestry extension enables us to provide refreshments comfortably after services and during concerts. The "Friends" is a voluntary organization which provides a network for those who love our church and its surroundings but who do not necessarily worship here regularly.
Essential major repair work to the exterior of the church and internal work and redecoration was completed in 2010. This was a very expensive repair and much needed for the continued good condition of our church. We continue to raise funds to keep the Fabric Fund topped up for the future.
We hold many successful events each year, including a Spring Coffee Morning and Plant Sale, a Craft and Coffee Morning in the church vestry, in late autumn, and Quizzes in Knodishall Village Hall. All these events plus donations and membership subscriptions raise substantial sums.
The Friends of St. Andrew's Church held a Cake Stall in the Leiston Co-op Solar Store in August. The Committee was very pleased with the support we received and the many cakes donated. We would like to thank all those kind people who made cakes for our stall. The sum of £131 was raised for the Church Fabric Fund.
The Quiz Night held on the 17th November at Knodishall Village Hall was an enjoyable social evening with eight teams taking part. The sum of £289 was raised for the Fabric Fund. Thank you all who helped in any way; Revd.Christine Brooks who set and asked the questions, our Scorer Mary Rolf, those who set up the hall and helped clear away afterwards, the Kitchen crew and those who contributed to the preparation and serving of the food.Thanks also go to the teams taking part in our Quiz night.
A Quiz Night will be held on Friday 16th March at Knodishall Village Hall (in aid of Aldringham Church) 7pm for 7.30pm start.
A Quiz Night will be held on Friday 16th November (in aid of Aldringham Church) starts at 19.00 prompt.
Tickets £6.00 per person.
MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE.
Tables of 6 Max. Raffle.
Tea / Coffee & refreshments provided
Contact Anne Norton to book - Tel: 01728 830519 email firstname.lastname@example.org. See you there.
The next Bridge Drive (in aid of Aldringham Church) at Aldeburgh Church Hall is Monday 23rd April, (start time to be confirmed).
Coffee Morning at Aldringham Church will be held on Saturday 5th May, 10.00-12.00
We always appreciate help of any kind with our events. If you would like to help at any of our events or are able to donate produce or any other items, please contact a member of the committee. We look forward to your continued support.
Anne Norton - Secretary
Tel: 01728 830519 email email@example.com
The Friends of St Andrew's Church would very much like to increase our membership, especially if you are available to help with some of our fundraising events. If you would like to become a Friend of St. Andrews, you will find membership leaflets in the church porch and on the table just inside the church. Alternatively phone me with your details and I will send you a form. By becoming a Friend you will share with the worshipping community a concern for the fabric of the church, the upkeep of the churchyard and its future.
If you would like to join the “Friends” there are membership forms in the entrance to the church or please contact
Anne Norton, Membership Secretary. Tel: 01728 830519
114 Carr Avenue, Leiston, Suffolk IP16 4AT
|£10 per individual per annum
£20 per family per annum
£100 life membership
Current Committee Members :
Mrs Angela Chandler, Mrs Fiona Gimson, Mrs A Goldstone, Mrs Anne Norton, Revd Sheila Hart, Mrs Patricia (Budge) Little, Mrs Janet Poll.
We would love to have some more Committee Members, so if you would like to join our Committee we would be pleased to hear from you. The Committee meets approximately 6 times a year.
A big Thank You to all those who were involved in planning, running and supporting the many fund raising events put on by the Friends of St Andrew's Church.
Much time is spent in finding others to help, acquiring or making items to sell, publicity and putting up posters, getting the venues ready for events and clearing away afterwards. Thank you to all those who make these events happen.
We are grateful also for items donated for sale or for the Draws/Tombola and donations received. Thank you for your generosity.