Friends of St Mary’s Parish Church Barnard Castle

What are Friends for?

  • To provide a way for all those who value the place of the church in the community to express their support
  • To assist the PCC “to maintain, repair, restore, preserve, improve, beautify and reconstruct for the benefit of the public the fabric of St Mary’s Church, its Parish Hall and its churchyard”
  • To encourage interest and participation of visitors and pilgrims from both home and abroad in the life of St Mary’s Church

What are the benefits of membership?

  • Acknowledgment in special Book of Thanksgiving
  • Newsletter containing items of interest and details of forthcoming events at St Mary’s
  • Annual Friends Festival
  • Invitations to special events and activities
  • A warm welcome to regular services and other parish activities
  • Tours of the church for visiting groups (by arrangement)

How can I become a Friend?

Simply 
Download an application form (pdf file, 10Kb). It does not matter where you live or if you are not a regular Church worshipper.

How much does it cost?

Individual Membership £5 pa.
Corporate Membership £25 pa.
Life Membership £75
Life Membership for Couple £100

If you would like more information on the work of the Friends or would like to make a gift, please contact us by writing to:
The Treasurer, Friends of St Mary's

Bridge End View, Bridge End,

Barnard Castle DL12 9BE

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Registered Charity Number: 1097736