FOSM Chairman Colin Dixon writes:
The Friends of St Mary’s Annual General meeting will be held on Sunday 14th August at 5.30pm.
The Friends of St. Mary’s is a charity which has a single purpose – to keep St Mary’s Church available to the Hawkesbury community.
What it does is to raise money to provide the sort of things that the PCC would not be able to fund.
Things such as a new West gate to the Church, a new noticeboard, trimming the yew hedges and mowing the grass around the Churchyard.
FOSM has also been a conduit of donations from benefactors such as the new central heating burner financed by John Appleby.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
You can help with these tasks in a number of ways if you want St Mary’s to continue to be a cultural centre of the Hawkesbury Community:
- Become a member of the Friends – join online now
- Become a committee member of the Friends – talk to me or Lisa Overton
- Support our fundraising ventures – the next one is the Pimms Tent at the Hawkesbury Show
- Help occasionally with clearing up the Churchyard – two hours a month?
- Become a donor to the Friends – the next big project is the Eco Loo in the Churchyard.
The AGM is where we report on what we have done over the past year and what we are hoping to do in the future.
WHAT IS NEXT?
- Hawkesbury Show: join us in our Pimm’s tent at the Hawkesbury Show on Saturday 27th August
- Scarecrow Trail: come and see the FOSM Scarecrow at the Church during October (23rd-30th)
- FOSM 9 Lessons & Carols Service on 18th December
Sunday 7th August Holy Communion (9.30am)
Sunday 14th August Evensong ((6pm)
Sunday 21st August Morning Prayer (9.30am)
Sunday 28th August Ecumenical Songs of Praise in the Show Tent at Hawkesbury Upton Recreation Ground (next to the Village Hall) (11am)