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Friends of Sandon Church

Can you imagine Sandon without its Church?

The church has been in Sandon for almost a thousand years and we would like it to be there in another thousand. Do you want to be part of handing on this heritage to future generations?
Most people assume that the building and its grounds are someone else’s responsibility, but this is not the case with a church. Churches “belong” to the community they serve, and the community has a responsibility to help to preserve them. We have a duty to make sure that when our descendants pass by they too will see the magnificent building and all the history it contains. Whether you are religious or not, we all have to look after our heritage and environment to be able to pass it on to future generations.

The Friends of Sandon Church

That is why the Friends of Sandon Church was formed in October 2014. The Friends will be raising money by membership and special fund raising events aiming to raise funds to:

  • preserve the church for future generations to enjoy.
  • maintain and improve the building for use by the whole community.
  • support the conservation of the churchyard as a haven of peace.

Why do we need your help?

Because old buildings cost money to maintain!
Modern regulations make even minor repairs expensive, and a Grade 2 listed building needs high levels of craftsmanship.
Recently we have had our church roof replaced and although we received grants, a significant amount of money to help with the project came from the Friends. We know that sometime soon the church will have to tackle the following problems:

  • repairs to the stonework exterior
  • improve the lighting in church
  • improve the heating in church.

How can you help?

  • You can give a donation:
    • by cheque to ‘Friends of Sandon Church’ to the Treasurer, 2 Gablefields, Sandon, Chelmsford, CM2 7SP
    • or by bank transfer to: NatWest Chelmsford Branch, sort code 60-05-13, Account name - Friends of Sandon Church, Account number 19086792
  • Become a Friend of Sandon Church by completing the Friends membership form
  • By supporting the fundraising events
  • By helping with working parties in the churchyard
    (2nd Saturday morning of each month from 10am)
  • By remembering the Friends in your will.

Life Membership: £200 Joint Lives/ £130 Single Life
Annual Membership: £20 Joint Annual/ £10 Single Annual