The Friends Charity was formed in 1992 to assist the PCC to preserve, maintain and replace the fabric of St Giles Church, its monuments, ancient wall paintings, fixtures & fittings, historic brasses and the churchyard. Research into the history of the Church is also within our remit, provided that the results are published.
A non-denominational organisation, the Friends is open to anyone - whether a churchgoer or not. Many of us simply share a love and respect for this beautiful 800 year old building that sits at the centre of our village and community, and would like to see it (and the extraordinary art and history within) preserved, respected and enhanced.
We do this in three ways:
a) A number of events each year raise funds for the Friends - concerts, Quiz supper, talks and more. Costs are kept to the bare minimum and sponsorship to cover the cash costs of delivering the events are sought.
b) Membership is a vital income stream, with an annual subscription starting at just £20. As the Friends is a registered Charity, if you are UK tax payer you can authorise us to recover Gift Aid from the Inland Revenue, increasing the size of your donation. Membership can be paid annually in one lump sum, or by monthly donation.
c) One-off Donations: The easiest way to make a one-off donation is to make an electronic payment through the Friends' account at the Charities Aid Foundation Bank (CAF). A link to this account is at the top of this page. Alternatively, please send a cheque payable to The Friends of Chalfont St Giles Parish Church c/o the Treasurer, Lavender Barn, Roberts Lane, Chalfont St. Peter, Bucks, SL9 0QR. If Gift Aid may be claimed on your donation, please indicate this and provide your full name and address along with your donation.
HEAR ABOUT OUR EVENTS
To join our mailing list and hear about our events and activities, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you might be able to help us in practical ways, perhaps joining the gardening working parties in the Churchyard occasionally or helping at events, please use the same email address - email@example.com.
JOIN THE FRIENDS and/or DONATE
We would love you to consider joining the Friends and supporting our work with an annual donation. If you would prefer to make a one-off donation we would be hugely grateful for that too. You can do donate using the button on the home page or join the Friends using the link below.