The Friends of All Saints', Patcham
The Friends of All Saints', Patcham, has been established to promote and support the maintenance of our beautiful and historic church and its churchyard, including its preservation, repair, improvement and enhancement.
All Saints' Church is a grade2* listed building parts of which date back to the 12th century. Work has recently been completed on the repair and restoration of the fabric of the building and the conservation of the 13th century Doom painting. The cost of this work has been met by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund of £100,000, matched by All Saints' PCC - another £100,000, together with a number of smaller grants from AllChurches Trust, Garfield Weston, Sussex Historic Churches Trust, Ian Askew Charitable Trust and Wolfson Foundation - all recognising the importance of this wonderful historic building. There remains a need to raise a further £100,000 or so to make improvements to the church facilities, including the creation of an essential additional fire exit to meet health and safety requirements, a disabled toilet and kitchen facilities.
We ask for an annual donation of at least £10 per person to join the Friends. There is also a Corporate Membership category, with a minimum donation of £30. A membership application form is here and information about donating to the Friends is here. All donations and monies raised by the Friends will be for the repair and improvement of the church building and its facilities.
We have arranged a programme of events, although this is currently on hold due to restrictions related to the coronavirus, for Friends and to engage with the local community. News and updates about the restoration and other events and projects at All Saints are sent to members of the Friends at least twice yearly.
If you would like to know more about the Friends or if you would like to get involved in supporting fundraising events in a practical way, please contact us by email at email@example.com or write to us c/o All Saints Church Centre, Church Hill, Brighton BN1 8YE.