Friends of St.Andrew's

The parish of George Herbert's ministry

The Friends of St. Andrew's Bemerton is a sub-committee of Bemerton Parochial Church Council, and has the following objectives:

  • The upkeep and repair of the fabric and fittings of St. Andrew's Church, Bemerton, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK.
  • The promotion of St. Andrew's Church, Bemerton as a place of pilgrimage, and as a memorial to George Herbert, priest, pastor and poet.

Activities

With a building the age of St Andrew’s there is always work to be done to maintain it. Over the last six years we have replaced the porch roof and a rotten wall plate, repointed flints on the western wall of the church, and replaced inappropriate hard render in the interior former North door area of the church. In 2012 we installed new heaters and fitted pew cushions. Refurbishment of the iconic bellcote was completed the following year, and our most recent ventuure was the replacement of the interior lighting.

Belcote repair in progress

Belcote repair in progress

 

Some members of the local community have formed The George Herbert in Bemerton Group, and each year they they organise various events to mark the association of George Herbert with Lower Bemerton.

You can keep up to date with these events and ongoing restoration work through the medium of this website. If you would like further information, or are interested in helping us with our work, please contact us at friends@georgeherbert.org.uk.

Alternatively, if you would like to go on our mailing list to be kept informed, please print and complete our PDF File application form. If you have an email address and are happy for us to use that to send you all the latest information, we can save postage costs. Send a message to friends@georgeherbert.org.uk.

Accounts

Please follow the link for our PDF File 2015 Accounts. Annual Reports and Accounts for previous years can be found in our Archives.

Donations

We do not charge a membership fee but rely entirely on donations from Friends, visitors and others wishing to support our work. You can make a donation through PayPal by clicking on this button:

If you would prefer to send us your donation directly, please use the PDF File application form. If you live in the United Kingdom, the form can also be used to set up a Standing Order with your Bank or Building Society. Because the Bemerton Parochial Church Council is a Charity, donations may be made by Gift Aid - please complete the appropriate part of the form and send it to us.

All donations will be acknowledged.

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