Friends Events 2019
Thank you to members who have donated to help with the floral displays in the Cathedral. The Friends awarded a grant of £875 and a further £200 was sent from members. This remains a continuing process.
We continue our major fund raising for the Conservation of The Christ in Majesty Sculpture. Donations will be gratefully received and we are happy to help you with any fund raising you can do locally. We still have to raise £20,000 over the next eighteen months so there remains a lot of hard work to do. Thank you so much to everyone who has donated and supported our events.
Our Worcester MP, Robin Walker, will be spending an evening with us on Friday 1st March 2019. He will talk about his life at Westminster, hopefully with interesting anecdotes about the role of an MP. This will be a social occasion and not party political! There will be a wine and cheese reception in The Chapter House afterwards (other food available for those who cannot eat cheese). Cost £12.50. Application form attached.
As a follow on from our talk from Mary Arden Davies, last August, about the Bishops of Worcester a visit to Hartlebury Castle has been arranged for Wednesday 10th April 2019 at 10.15am. It is 11 miles from Worcester and most Friends will be able to drive themselves but if this is not possible lifts can be arranged, There will be the option of a guided tour or a free flow visit and the visit will be followed by a soup and sandwich lunch at Hartlebury Parish Hall which is five minutes from the Castle. Booking form attached, cost according to your choice.
Bridge Day at Hallow Village Hall on Thursday 16th May 2019. Coffee, lunch and tea will be provided. Cost £15. Application form attached. (More details will follow your application. Parking available.)
Church Crawl Saturday 8th June 2019. More details to follow in the April mailing.
“Cathedral’s Got Talent”, social evening on Friday 21st June 2019 at 7pm in The Chapter House. There will be a fish and chip supper during the interval. More details later but this promises to be a fun event.
Strawberry Tea at the Beauchamp Community in Welland (Malvern) Thursday 11th July at 2pm. An opportunity to visit the gardens and the beautiful church and hear about the restoration work and the Icon.
Summer Evening in the Cathedral, Wednesday 14th August at 6.30pm. Ben Cooper, TV Antiques personaility will be talking to us about his career and valuing a few items brought in by Friends, followed by a buffet in The Chapter House.
Annual Outing to Westonbirt Arboreteum followed by a tour and tea at Chavenage House on Thursday 3rd October 2019.
Annual General Meeting - Saturday 5th October in The Chapter House.
Christmas Lunch - Tuesday 10th December at The Guildhall.
December 2018 Newsletter & Application Form
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Calling All Friends
The Friends of Worcester Cathedral need your support, talents and money to help the Cathedral Chapter raise half a million pounds in 2018. They have to match the Heritage Lottery Grant awarded to develop the 12th Century Medieval Undercroft as a Community and Education Centre, a project which will be of benefit to all the population of the county and beyond.
Chapter have asked The Friends to play a major part in the fund raising and thus be among the named sponsors of the project, with the requisite recognition and prestige that will accompany our contribution. The Friends are hoping to raise the money to conserve the medieval sculpture, Christ in Majesty, which graces College Hall and is part of the Undercroft project. This will cost around £50,000.
Our Challenge is to contribute £50,000 which is ten percent of the whole amount
So how are we going to do this?
We need all our members’ advice and ideas. As an individual or a group of Friends we are suggesting that you may wish to pledge to raise £100, or more, by holding events yourselves. These could be coffee mornings, tea parties, bring and buy sales, jumble sales, raffles, knitting, baking, sponsored walks, cycle rides, or swims. Open gardens. Why not hold a dinner party and charge your guests restaurant prices? If you can work in your local community, and with your friends, it spreads the load.
Just think if 200 Friends raised £100 each we would have £20,000.
We have more than 600 members so this is a plea to you ALL.
We are happy to help you organise your event and will give you any assistance you may need. Your efforts and contributions will be suitably acknowledged, and we could even have our own competition so see who can raise the most money?
We look forward to receiving your suggestions and pledges as soon as possible or you can contact the Honorary Secretary directly on email@example.com or 07801379931 to discuss your ideas and seek help.