Nearly thirty years ago a group of Long Wittenham residents got together and founded the Friends of St Mary’s to raise funds to help with the maintenance of the fabric of the church and the facilities within.
The Friends is a registered charity that runs a number of events throughout the year, ranging from concerts to barn dances and produce shows.
Some of the projects for which the Friends have been able to provide funding over the years include: repairs to the church bells, the building of an all-access toilet and kitchen, removal of front pews to make a better performance space, provision of comfortable seating to the north aisle, audio/visual equipment for the church Film Club, the restoration of the sundial on the church tower, and assisting with roof repairs and insurance costs.
Anyone can become a Friend. The annual membership subscription is only £10 (more if you wish) but your best contribution will be by supporting and helping with the Friends’ events. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.