Friends of St Laurence

Why not become a member of Friends of St. Laurence, by sponsoring a day in the life of the church.

It costs around £60.00 a day to run this beautiful, historic church in the heart of our community. You can help us to keep the church open, and continue to care for it and for all in our community, by sponsoring a day.

You may like to choose a day which has particular meaning for you and your family. Perhaps the day of a family wedding, christening, birthday, funeral or the anniversary of a loved one’s death? Or you could ask for a ‘lucky dip’, and have a day chosen for you at random!

Friends will receive a certificate commemorating their sponsored day, and regular communications through the year (roughly quarterly) keeping you up to date with events at St. Laurence. We plan to also provide Friends with a free ticket to a special event once a year – a talk about the history of the church, a concert, and so on – to thank you for your support and help you keep in touch.

Download the Friends of St Laurence form and Standing Order mandate here.

To keep administration to a minimum, we ask all Friends to complete the Standing Order mandate for your sponsorship. You can cancel this at any time, and you can choose whether to make your gift annually (£60/pa per sponsored day) or monthly (£5/month per sponsored day). Feel free to pass the form on to a friend or colleague who may also be interested in becoming a Friend.

If you are a UK taxpayer, please do also complete the Gift Aid declaration. Gift Aiding your donation means that the government will give us an additional 25p for every £1 you give, at no extra cost to yourself.

To sponsor a day and become a Friend of St. Laurence, please pass the completed forms to the Vicar.

Thank you very much for all your support and interest in St. Laurence, and may God’s blessing be always with you.