Friends of Northleach Church
The Friends of Northleach Church are the fundraising branch of the St Peter and St Paul Northleach Charitable Trust, which was founded in 2005.
Born out of necessity, following the fall of masonry from the clerestory windows, our sole objective is to raise funds for the repair and restoration of the fabric of the church.
We are currently restoring the church weathervane - the post had rotted at the base, only 2 of the 6 fixing bolts were in place and the cockerel needed regilding. With an overall height of 18ft it was a challenge to get it down from the top of the 100ft tower, but conservation work is now taking place and we look forward to seeing it safely back where it belongs.
You can follow its progress on our Facebook page.
Our next fundraising appeal for £250,000 is to provide for a new roof for the chancel and Lady Chapel. There are over 40 splits and holes in the leadwork, and many of the roof slates are cracked and broken.
Contrary to popular belief, the Church of England does not contribute to the upkeep of parish churches - they are deemed the property of the parish and responsibility for their upkeep lies solely with the local Parochial Church Council.
How you can help
For £20 a year (£30 joint membership) you can support our work and become a Friend of Northleach Church.
Membership leaflets can be found in the church - or downloaded here.
As a Friend, you will receive regular newsletters, updating you on our appeal and the restoration work undertaken. And you will also be invited to several events throughout the year, some exclusive to the Friends.
We already have an exciting programme for 2022/23. Sign up here to our mailing list if you'd like to be kept informed of concerts, talks and other events in Northleach Church.
Who are the Trustees of the St Peter and St Paul Northleach Charitable Trust?
Chairman Geoffrey Dear
Treasurer Jim Wilson
Trustees Chris Hancock, Richard Owen, Mike Pezet, Max Thorneycroft
Archivist Joanna Horn
Secretary Jane Quelch