Friends of Sutton Veny Church

Picture Credit: Mr Andrew Crisp

Friends of Sutton Veny Church

(Registered Charity Number: 1188816)

What We Do

Helping to care for the building and churchyard of St John the Evangelist's Church Sutton Veny

Friends of Sutton Veny Church (FOSVC) is a charitable organisation set up to enable all those with a connection to this special building to contribute to its care; ensuring that it continues both as a vibrant component of village life and the peaceful resting place, not only for past villagers but also for many Australian servicemen and women from WW1.

How We Help

Making and maintaining a connection

Maintaining

Church Candles

Preserving the past

Our church is architecturally splendid. Designed by JL Pearson, who later went on to design Truro Cathedral, it is a very fine example of Victorian Gothic. Now more than 150 years old, the church has been well maintained, but this comes with associated costs that are likely to increase as the years' pass.

Using

Service

A useful & used community building

Some Friends may be regular churchgoers but many are not. While it is the responsibility of the regular churchgoers, and not the Friends, to fund the religious activity of the church, hopefully both groups share a desire to see the church used more as a community space.

Improving

Church Service

Fit for the future

It is possible to respect the heritage of the church while improving its utility as a community building by the provision of facilities that are currently lacking eg. a toilet, catering facilities and heating improvements. We plan to help the Parochial Church Council raise funds to turn their plans into reality.

For More Information

Follow this link to view a summary document that also includes details of membership and payment for a subscription - Friends of Sutton Veny Church

The charity’s Annual Report and Accounts for the past year can be viewed at this link

The Gift Aid Form for donations is here if you pay tax in the UK with details of who to send it to.

If you would like to receive information on our events and activities then please subscribe to our mailing list here (your personal information will not be shared)

  • Colonel John Blashford-Snell the famour adventurer and explorer, will be giving a talk in Sutton Veny Church at 1030am for 11am on Saturday 18th May 2024 - further details are here
  • The 2024 Annual Produce Stall and Friends Thank You Party will be held on Saturday 24 August 2024

Gallery

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