FRIENDS OF ST DUNSTAN
The Friends of St Dunstan’s Church is a group of people - of any faith or none - living in or connected with the parish of St Dunstan's. They wish to preserve and maintain the church building and its community hall for the use and enjoyment of everyone. To achieve this, money is raised by members’ subscriptions and by a series of informative or entertaining events throughout the year.
Recent projects undertaken include:
- A major donation towards replacing the heating system in the church
- Refurbishing the granite War Memorial to mark its centenary
- Renovating and repainting the (Tudor) Roper Chapel.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Friends, which was founded in May 2009. The Friends have raised over £30,000 to contribute to projects selected by the Parochial Church Council. The Association is run by the Friends’ Committee, whose members are elected at the annual AGM, when a report is also given of the year’s activities.
PROGRAMME OF FORTHCOMING EVENTS FOR 2019
Saturday 22 June at 14:30 hrs in St Dunstan's Church hall. 'FROM CATWALK TO THE QUIRE' A talk by Margaret Ovenden, a verger at the Cathedral, about her varied life. Talk is followed by cream tea. Tickets £6
Saturday 28 September at 14:30 hrs in St Dunstan's Church hall. FILM: 'THE WIFE', starring Jonathan Pryce and Glenn Close. Joan Archer reflects on her 40 years of marriage as she follows her husband Jo to Stockholm where he is set to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature. Admission free, donations requested (suggested £6) with cream tea
Saturday 9 November at 14:30 hrs in St Dunstan's Church hall. 'APHRA BEHN AND OTHER LOCAL WRITERS', a talk by Joanna Labon on the poet and playwright who lived part of her life in Harbledown. Born at the end of the 17th century, Aphra Behn was one of the first English women to earn her living by writing. Tickets £6 including tea
Saturday 11 January 2020 at 18:00 hrs in St Dunstan's Church. CANDLELIT CONCERT: Simon Langton Boys' Chamber Choir. Admission free with donations requested.