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Friends of St.Andrews (FOSA)

Fundraising for St Andrews Church



Mary and Peter Paine treated us to an amazing selection of photographs from their Uganda trip this year. Because the country is so poor we kept the refreshments simple but monkey nuts and fresh pineapple went down very well. The open bar helped – thank you Leigh and thanks to Dave, too, for operating the dishwasher.

Mary and Peter have been asked to repeat their talk in Bacton – that’s how good it was.


Open Gardens Sunday 16th June 1 to 6pm


Maps will be on sale at the Village Hall for you to find the many gardens that are kindly opening. Margaret Horne, at Twynings, will have lunches and teas for sale, there will be music in the garden at Kisumu, plants for sale in some gardens and there will be lots to inspire budding gardeners too. Do give the afternoon a try.


The fundraising group of four will take a break over the summer but get yourselves ready for a rejuvenated group in the autumn. Our project is progressing well, looks as if it will be completed on time at the end of June and then we’ll have a grand opening by Bishop Mike to which everyone will be invited. A totally re-built gallery, accessible toilet, servery, water laid on and a cess pit too – wonderful! While this work has been going on we’ve decided on our next couple of projects – be prepared!


With thanks to everyone for all your help and support for many years


Margaret Jones-Evans



   Open Gardens  16th June  1 - 6pm   

Refreshments for this year's Open Gardens will be available at The Twynings, The Green. If anyone is able to provide either a cake or scones for this would you kindly let me know. I am also holding a Garden Themed Tombola so would appreciate any new garden themed prizes, eg tools, seeds, plants, gloves,  etc.


Thank you for any support you are able to give.

Margaret -




There will be a lightning-quick AGM of 'Friends of St. Andrew's' committee at 2pm in the Village Hall on Monday 10th June (immediately preceding a PCC meeting at 2.15 so there is no danger of the FOSA AGM over-running its time slot).

Being a registered charity, FOSA must hold this AGM to retain charity status.

Any support warmly welcome.



Sponsor an item

Thank you to those who have offered to sponsor the examples in the February Newsletter. The list is too long to put in its entirety but how about some new clay pamments (floor tiles) at £11 each, a small urn for the servery £100 or a handrail for the gallery stairs £100. Do contact me if you are interested.

Thank you to everyone for your support. We are nearly there!

Margaret Jones-Evans 




Once current improvement works are completed FOSA will get active again. We are most

grateful to the 'Gang of Four' who are enthusiastically fund raising for specific new facilities!

Sheila Wright