who are the friends of st. matthias

The Friends of St Matthias’ Church

Who are the Friends?

The Friends of St Matthias support the Church by raising money to pay for projects proposed by the PCC. Our objects, in the words of our Constitution, are:-

“the advancement of the Christian religion, in particular through the maintenance of and alterations and improvements to the buildings and grounds of St Matthias Church and its Church Centre”

The Charity is managed by an Executive committee who are representative of all members of the church community. These are the current members.

What do they do?

Since we were established in November 1997 we have worked for the completion of many projects big and small. Here are the main ones.

1998 East Window in the chancel removed and totally rebuilt

1999  Floodlighting installed on the North Side and the West Window of the church in memory of  Guy Bastard who faithfully served the church as warden for many years.

2000 New organ blower and humidifier fitted to the fine William Hill Pipe Organ

2002 Electric winding mechanism installed in the church clock, regilding clock-face and weather  cock.   Refurbishment and repointing of stonework of the clock tower

2004  Floodlighting of the beautiful East window of the church

2006  All windows checked and upgraded with replacement of corroded structural tie bars

2008 Complete restoration of the William Hill organ

2013 Replaced lighting in the church

2014 Replacement of lighting in the Peter Larkin Hall in the Church Centre and construction of new church car park

2015 Redecoration of church interior, repairs to stone window surrounds, renovation of Pine Room heating system

2016 Installation of new sound  and visual system in Church and Centre, upgrading of lighting in Chancel.


How can I find out more?

Membership of the Friends is open to all who support the work of the Church.

Details of our fund raising events are publicised in the church newsletters and on the website and notice sheets.


How can I get in touch?

If you are not yet a Friend please consider joining. 

Please contact any of the Trustees