Friends of St. Bartholomew’s Church Annual General Meeting
Wednesday 29th March 2017, 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Location: Church Rooms, Church Lane, Lostwithiel
Friends of St. Bartholomew’s Church (FOSB)
Annual General Meeting
FOSB are pleased to advise that they will be holding their Annual
General Meeting in the Church Rooms at 7.30 pm on Wednesday
Light refreshments will be available after the meeting and a drinks
bar will be open during the evening. All are welcome.
ST BARTHOLOMEW’S – OUR HERITAGE
You can’t fail to notice it on nearly every visit to our town - it’s slap bang in the middle and people have worshipped here for over 700 years. Countless people have been baptised in its font, including a horse during the Civil War (as legend has it), and numerous couples have exchanged marriage vows in front of the altar. Sadly, many have had their final journey blessed here too, but have you ever wondered at the bricks and mortar of such a majestic building and how it is maintained ?
Friends of St Bartholomew’s (FOSB) is a charity committed to the upkeep and beautification of our church as a historic Grade 1 listed building. Our fundraising activities include running the annual Charity Shop, Fish and Chip Supper Quiz and cooking festive hotdogs on Dickensian Evening to name but a few.
Not all our members are worshippers, and some have no religious leanings at all, but all love to see the church looking resplendent and in good repair. We are carrying on the legacy of those first stonemasons who laid the foundation of St Bartholomew’s for everyone to enjoy, whether in worship or just to admire their work.
The repairs to the tower and roof, the renovation of the bells, the recent repair of the guttering (including the stonemasonry) were all projects that FOSB helped fund.
Friends of St Bartholomew’s contribute a minimum of £5 per year to become a member. If you would like to become a Friend and help preserve our historic church for future generations
please contact: Jan or Peter Chew on 01208 872 977
(St Barts photograph © Jonathan Barker)