St Mary’s is an Ancient monument of breathtaking beauty, as Bishop Michael recently said:
"It is a precious treasure"
In order to preserve this wonderful site the Friends and the PCC need to spend extraordinary sums simply to maintain the building. Since the turn of the century The Friends have contributed well over £75,000 to more than a dozen projects along with undertaking working parties to keep the church and its grounds in the best possible condition.
Work will soon need to be carried out to repair the Tower and roof of the Chancel - this will be a very large cost, so fundraising will become an increasing necessity.
The following pages describe some of the more eye catching projects taken on by the Friends but in addition to these, money has been spent on the boiler, the flue, a lightning conductor, electrical work.... the list of projects is endless but the reward comes from preserving this glorious building for future generations.