Friends of All Saints
‘The Friends’ are volunteers – there is no need to attend Church to be involved – who help to raise money for the maintenance and conservation of the Church and Clocktower. Funds are raised through activities e.g. December raffle or via events such as the Big Breakfasts and the Summer Strawberry Fayre. We welcome ideas, help and support from anyone interested in caring for the iconic ‘centre piece’ of our lovely village and community. For your information here are our terms of reference
Bourtons’ Big Breakfast was once again an enormous success despite the best efforts of the pouring rain to deter people! Thank you for braving the elements and enjoying a hearty breakfast – we raised almost £350 for the Fabric fund in aid of the renovations of the Clock Tower and Church. Once more we say a really Big Thank You to Lynne & Bryan of Little Good Farm for the eggs; James of Banbury Butchers for the sausages, bacon and black pudding and the Ennis family for the tea! Thanks also to the willing volunteers who made it all possible.
We are planning the next Big Breakfast for March – so please watch this space…
Strawberry Fayre – what an amazing afternoon we had! The weather was glorious and the support quite overwhelming at times – particularly for those of us serving teas and scones and trying to keep the milk and cream cool in such high temperatures. The various activities and catering sales raised over £500, half of which was donated to Cluster Care (please see separate tab on this website). Thank you to the Ennis family for the venue and kind donation of tea, Gina for lots of scones and to all the many other bakers. Many Friends contributed and gave of their time so thank you to all involved.
Churchyard Tidy: watch out for dates – ‘more hands make light work’ – bring your gardening gloves and spend a couple of hours tidying up around the church!”On behalf of the residents of the Bourtons’ the Friends of All Saints are very grateful to John Nicholls Building & Plumbing Merchants for their kind donation of gravel to help improve the appearance of the Church yard. Contributions such as this really do help to make a difference – thank you.”
Food Bank– there is a collection point in the Church; please feel free to call in and leave your donations. See Church ‘tab’ for opening times.
An Evening of Festive Treats an Christmas Raffle: Sunday, 9 December, 6pm in the Bell Inn
An evening of festive treats and Christmas raffle draw hosted by Jodie & Rob in the Bell Inn. More details to follow shortly. Raffle tickets can be purchased from Clare or Sue – contact information below
THE DECEMBER RAFFLE
If you would like to donate a prize we would love to hear from you!