What events are held and what groups meet at All Saints?
Church House can be hired
Many events are held each year and have included:
The Church and Church House can also be hired by your own group for one-off events or meetings
Every Friday afternoon from 2 till 3pm
All Saints’ Church, by the Market Square in Evesham
We are people who worship in various Churches in the Vale of Evesham who come together to provide a safe space for people living with dementia, and their friends and families. But you don’t have to be living with dementia to come. If you enjoy company and would like a bit of cherishing, come for tea. You don’t need to book, but if you prefer to speak to someone first, please contact Rosie on 01386 442111.
A group of dedicated ladies help do the floral arrangements during the year. It is lovely to have such a willing and flexible team to keep the church looking so beautiful throughout the seasons.
All morning services except three have been rung for in the past 12 months, and bells for weddings and other requested occasions have been provided. The bells continue to be maintained by the ringers and continue to be seen as one of the finest rings of English-hung bells in existence. Chris Povey, Bell Captain (pictured left) would be pleased to hear from volunteer bell-ringers.
The Friends Of Evesham Parish Church and Bell Tower
Friends' Annual Garden Party
The Friends of the Parish Church and Bell Tower have now been in existence for over 30 years.
An inaugural meeting was held on 28th June 1977 in Evesham Town Hall, under the chairmanship of Mr H.T. Sharp (organist and choirmaster of St Lawrence Church), to discuss the formation of a ‘Friends of Evesham Churches and Bell Tower’ organisation. There was unanimous support from the people of the town. A Committee was formed and subsequently a Constitution adopted.
St Lawrence’s Church was declared redundant on 21st December 1977 and the two congregations, i.e. St Lawrence and All Saints, were ‘amalgamated’. The Redundant Churches Fund (now the Churches Conservation Trust) assumed responsibility for St Lawrence. The title of ‘The Friends’ was therefore eventually amended to exclude St Lawrence, by referring to The Church (rather than Churches) and Bell Tower. Registration as a charity was completed early in 1978.
From the Constitution, the remit of The Friends shall be ‘to cooperate with the Parochial Church Council in the preservation, adornment and general maintenance of the Parish Church and Bell Tower, their activities and services, their ornaments and furnishings, and to promote public interest in the Church and Bell Tower, their history and their work.’
The Bishops of Worcester have over the years consented to be Patron of The Friends.
Membership of The Friends is open to all, regardless of religious beliefs.
The Friends enjoy a varied social programme, as well as undertaking a number of fundraising events in order to support the Parish Church and Bell Tower.
For any enquiries about membership or any aspect of the Friends’ activities please contact either: Mrs Lillie Taylor (Hon Treasurer) – tel: 01386 40229, or Dr Sue Ablett (Hon Secretary) – tel: 0116 2433195 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Membership leaflet is available here: LEAFLET