The Friends of St Faith’s has been running since September 2011 and has raised more than £50,000. Some of this money has been used to fund our architect, Trevor Hewett, who has developed plans for St Faith’s Restoration and Development, working with the Steering Development Group. We have approval from the DAC (Diocesan Advisory Committee) for our plans which can be downloaded here. We are now in discussion with funders as we aim to raise the sum needed to undertake the ambitious work that will transform the building for the future.
The bells project was successfully completed between 2017 & 2019 with Friends raising over £21,000 over that period. The Bells project was brought in £3,000 under budget
Some of the events we run include
The wild daffodil walk; the popular Harvest Auction at the Pandy; Christmas Raffle, theatrical presentation of Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’, Concerts of all types including the fabulous Birmingham Community Gospel Choir; the Scrap Metal collection; the Cellothon; the Dorstone Dawdle; a Race Night, ‘Meeting Mr. Eliot’, the Wassail and the production of a Dorstone calendar and many others……
Events for 2020 Click
We aim to have fun while we raise money. We use the church for a wide variety of events, we work with the whole village and sometimes hold joint events to benefit both church, village hall and playing field. We are always keen for people to join us – you can organise an event, you can sit on the committee to plan the year, you can bake a cake – everyone has something they can offer.