Friends of St Alkmund's Whitchurch



Registered Charity No 1151968

Patron: The Rt Revd Mark Rylands, Bishop of Shrewsbury

 St Alkmund's Church

There has been a church on this site for many centuries and it has been a centre for both Christian worship and other community activities. It is a place where all are welcome and God can be found.

The church does not receive any Government or central Church of England funding, but manages to meet current annual running costs of £110,000. However, St Alkmund’s is a valuable part of the town’s heritage and needs to keep the church building, grounds and parish hall in good repair in order to fulfil the obligations to God and to the community.

As the church is a Grade I listed building, any maintenance work which is required is very costly and it is necessary to raise funds to undertake some urgent remedial projects as soon as possible. Church members are continually researching methods of financing this work, and whilst several grant applications have been successful, there is still a shortfall.

This church was dedicated in October 1713.

Celebrations to mark the 300th anniversary included the setting up of a Friends organisation to raise funds to maintain the buildings.

Funds are being raised from annual membership subscriptions, donations and bequests.

Friends membership rates:

  Individual £15 per annum

  Family £25 per annum

  Corporate £50 per annum


OBJECTIVES of the Friends of St Alkmund's

  1. The preservation, insurance, repair, restoration and improvement of the fabric of St Alkmund's Church building, its contents and

      church grounds for the public benefit.

  2. To promote the Christian faith by facilitating use of the church and church hall by the whole community as public spaces and by

      ensuring the future of the buildings and grounds for Christian worship and associated activities.


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