The Friends of St Margaret’s Church, Bethersden is a registered charity (no. 296611) that was founded in 1987 to raise money for essential repairs and to contribute towards improvements to St Margaret’s church.
The church has stood in the heart of the village for over 1,000 years and the aim of The Friends is to help ensure that it continues to do so for generations to come.
What we do
Examples of projects that The Friends have contributed towards include:
- replacing decaying pews
- laying of a York Stone floor in part of the nave
- new internal doors
- restoration and cleaning of stained and leaded glazing.
Fund raising is never easy but The Friends’ approach is to focus on three or four key events each year so that there is something that will appeal to everyone. For example, for the last 28 years, The Friends has organised a concert by the King’s Men; the choral and organ scholars of King’s College, Cambridge. We also hold a coffee evening in the heart of the village in June and an annual summer party for members and newcomers to the village in July. Full details of these events can be found in the events section of this website.
The Friends has over 150 members and is run by a committee of enthusiastic volunteers. If you would like to get involved or become a member of The Friends please get in touch with our Honorary Secretary on the details below:
47 Orchard Field, Bethersden, TN26 3AW
Tel: 01233 820989 or Email: [email protected]
Annual membership costs: £5.00 (individual) / £9.00 (family).