Friends of St Andrew’s

Please note the following events for your diary:

We will be hosting three coffee mornings in 2024 on Saturdays 16th March, 1st June and 14th September. Doors open at 10 am – £1 entry for a cup of coffee or tea, and biscuits. There will be a raffle and our wonderful cake stall of home-made goodies.

Please keep an eye out for posters around the town – we look forward to welcoming you to the above events.

Kathy Warner, Secretary to The Friends of St Andrew’s, Pound Cottage, Pound Street, Moretonhampstead, TQ13 8NX (01647 441378 /

The Friends of St Andrew’s, Moretonhampstead, was established in 1992 to raise funds to help with the preservation, repair, maintenance, restoration, improvement and ornamentation of the fabric of the Church of St Andrew’s, Moretonhampstead.  We also contribute to those expenses relating to the upkeep of the organ and choir, the building and the bells.

The Friends is administered by a Committee and our Chairman is Mike Warner, the Secretary is Kathy Warner and the Treasurer is Julia Mockett.  Committee members include Richard Short and David Forrest, while the PCC is represented by Colin Coombes and Mike Collins. If you would like to join the committee, please contact the Secretary, who would be very pleased to hear from you.

There are a number of ways you can help us to raise funds for our lovely church – for example, by becoming a member of the Friends or making a donation to the charity.  We are currently focusing on raising money to restore the bell tower and the metal bell frame, and until sufficient funds are available for these repairs, sadly, the bells will remain silent.

The cost of membership is (a) Life membership: £100 upwards, (b) Ordinary: £5 upwards per annum, (c) Family (parents and children): £10 upwards per annum, and (d) Corporate, School, Company or Organisation: £25 upwards per annum.  Forms can be obtained from Julia Mockett.  Donations can be made via the Virgin Money Giving website – see the hyperlink at the end of this article.

Alternatively, you can help by attending one of the events we hold during the year to raise funds for the charity.  Details can be found near the date of the event in the News in Moreton and in posters placed around the town including the Community Noticeboard, Information Centre and Church porch noticeboard.  Look out for coffee mornings in the Community Centre, or other special events, such as, the Spring Fayre and Dog Show, Open Gardens or Quiz Night.

If you require any further information on membership, donations or this year’s special event, please contact me or a member of the committee.  Thank you very much for your support.

Kathy Warner, Secretary to The Friends of St Andrew’s, Moretonhampstead  (01647 441378 /

Donations via the Virgin Money Giving website can be made here