Friends of Worcester Cathedral
Thank you so much for all your support in 2019 and we wish you all a happy and healthy New Year
The Social Committee are putting together a series of events for 2020. There will be a lunch followed by David Clarke giving a talk entitled “Sentenced to beyond the seas” which follows the lives of three women transported to Australia. This will be at St Andrew’s Methodist Church on Pump Street on Tuesday 3rd March 2020 from 12.30pm.
We hope to organise a musical event in the Cathedral in early May. As part of the 2020 Three Choirs Festival the Friends are sponsoring a talk on the afternoon of Sunday 26th July by David Briggs entitled “The Life of an International Concert Organist”. David will be giving a recital as part of the Festival on the Monday morning.
We are hoping the Annual Outing in September will be to the Hindu Temple in Birmingham followed by tea at The Botanical Gardens.
Date 17th September (TBC)
(click to download the Newsletter and application form for the Lunch in March 2020)
January 2020 Newsletter and application form for the March Lunch
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 07801379931 to discuss your ideas and seek help.