What do FoSJ do?

The Friends of St James' was formed to raise funds to restore and preserve St James’ Church for all; the young and old, visitors both regular and occasional, and those who simply wish to preserve our heritage for posterity.

We are a registered charity (No: 1133470) and have already raised a considerable sum to support the restoration of the tower and exterior of the church. Having mad the Church weatherproof we have moved on to repair plasterwork, redecorate the interior of the Church and clean the Rood Screen with it;s impressive figures. The Chancel arch was cleaned and the topmost medallion revealed after over 40 years of having been covered up, mistakenly, by decorators in the 1970's.

Our next big fundraising effort will be for the organ which needs a complete overhaul and rebuild, as well as for one or two smaller projects which need attention. We will be holding a variety of fundraising events over the next year with this in mind.



Saturday 14th October

Our next event will be a fundraising concert by the St. James' Singers.

Many of you will know of the St. James' Singers who started life when the Choral Director, Julian Harris, was Organist here at St. James' Alveston. They have now been going for over 25 years and their concerts are always popular. They held a concert some years ago in Hampton Lucy Church with Dame Judi Dench reading and helped to raise money for Alveston, Charlecote and Hampton Lucy Churches.

The Programme being planned for October is a lovely mix of pieces, some with a particular connection to the parish, and should prove to be an excellent and entertaining evening. More details and tickets will be available in September.

How can you help?

Other than by coming along to support our events you can become a member of FoSJ by simply making a one-off donation of £10. By becoming a member you can be assured that you will be first to hear of planned events. Just download this handy Joining Form.

If you can offer practical help, please contact the Chairman

Richard Lane

01789 268 486

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