The Friends of Holy Trinity, Rayleigh is a separate charity founded in 1996 "to raise funds for The Parochial Church Council of Rayleigh specifically for the maintenance and beautification of the fabric of the ancient church of Holy Trinity, Rayleigh."
The Friends of Holy Trinity, Rayleigh has some 265 members (at 31st December 2020) who support and raise funds for the ongoing preservation and restoration of Rayleigh's oldest building, our medieval church. Their wish is that this wonderful building can be preserved and passed on for future generations of Rayleigh families to use and enjoy.
At our AGM on Zoom in March 2021 The Friends were able to pass a cheque to the Parochial Church Council (PCC) of Rayleigh for £10,000 from the Friends' activities in 2020. Many thanks go to those who supported through membership, donations, and support for the limited events (mainly the Garden Trail, Sponsored Christmas Lights, Leap Quiz and New Year Coffee Morning and sale).
In 2021 we celebrate 25 years since the founding of the Friends - we are aiming to boost our membership by at least 25 new members. If by chance you are reading this and you haven’t yet joined, please pick up a membership application form from Church or the Parish Centre or download it here or contact our Membership Secretary Liz Simmonds at firstname.lastname@example.org Members receive discounts on tickets to most Friends’ events along with the satisfaction of knowing they are ensuring that Rayleigh’s oldest building will pass to future generations in good repair.
We are very grateful to the ‘Friends’ Committee who continue to raise funds for repairs and restoration work through a programme of events and activities. Since foundation over £600,000 has been raised.
We thank all our supporters for giving their time to attend and help with events. If you would like to join our small, hardworking committee, please speak with Jane (01268 742215) for more information.
Would you consider giving to the Friends? You could do so through a standing order or by bank transfer. If this is possible for you, our bank details are
The Friends of Holy Trinity Rayleigh, a/c no: 80943185, sort code 20-70-93