Friends of St Mary’s Church (FOSM)
FOSM is a charity constituted to raise funds for use in maintaining and enhancing St Mary’s Church for the benefit of not only the congregation but also the general public and visitors to the church. The charity is run by a small but dedicated committee who plan, organise and run various events throughout the year with the prime aim of raising the much needed funds.
In early 2015 FOSM gave a donation of £10,000 towards the new heating system and in recent years has given £3085 for roof and gutter repairs, £4460 for repairs to the tower stairs and £5,000 for a badly needed new sound system.
The success of the fundraising events is dependent of the support from members of FOSM and the general public. Talking about membership, we would like to encourage you all to be a member, which will attract discount tickets to some events and we plan to send emails out to members with advance information about forthcoming events and how you can continue to support this very worthwhile cause. Membership is via a donation of a minimum of £15 per person (concessions £10).