the friends of st. matthias'
WHY a FRIENDS of St. MATTHIAS ? : The Friends organisation was formed in 1997 in the face of an ever increasing need to fund repairs to the buildings and to protect the PCC funds from high building repair/ renewal costs.
WHO ARE WE ? : The Friends are a group of people who support the constitutional objects which are :” to support the advancement of the Christian religion by improving and maintaining the Church and Church Centre buildings and grounds.” Membership is open to all and members do not need to be connected with or attend St. Matthias Church.
WHO RUNS FRIENDS ? : The Friends are run by a board of Trustees , elected annually , all of whom must be on the electoral roll of St. Matthias Church. The Friends are NOT run or controlled by the PCC and are a separately registered charity ( no.1071191 ).
HOW DO WE RAISE FUNDS ? Our main sources of funds come from subscriptions , legacies and events.
HOW DO WE ALLOCATE OUR FUNDS ? Apart from a small amount of administration costs all our funds are allocated to repairs and improvements of the buildings and grounds. Projects are normally chosen by the Trustees from a list presented by the PCC. There are special arrangements for urgent unexpected repairs.
WHAT HAVE WE DONE TO DATE ? : Since our formation we have funded work to the value of £ 307,000
Please see the list of major projects here or on our church notice board.
WILL YOU HELP ? : We would love to have you as a‘ Friend.’