Friends of Malvern Priory

  The Friends of Malvern Priory

 (Registered Charity No. 503383)

 

The Society of Friends of Malvern Priory has been in existence for over 60 years to draw together a like-minded body of people; ‘Friends’ who all love the Priory Church and are willing to share in the privilege of preserving its ancient beauty and of handing on its glories for the future.

The Society, formed in 1949, was registered as a charity in November 1974 with the objectives to maintain the fabric, furnishings and adornment of the Priory.   Continuation of this support remains at the forefront of The Friends objectives today.  The Constitution which has been in place since The Friends formation was updated during 2013 and adopted at the AGM in December 2013.

The help which The Friends are able to give the PCC has done much to maintain these objects of beauty and also added to the amenities of the church.

For the past few years they have financed, and with sufficient support from members will continue to finance, most of the repairs to the fabric and many small items of detail internally.

Membership of The Friends

The Friends are completely non-denominational, different ages and have members who share the same aim and interest, not only from Malvern, but in many parts of Britain and countries throughout the world.

Membership is open to those who wish to help with the preservation of this important part of our heritage and traditions. If you are interested in supporting us by becoming a member, please either complete the membership application form Click on this link or contact the Parish Office.

 

The Friends Tile

This locally made tile dating from the middle of the 15th Century is known as the ‘Friends Tile’. The verse printed on it advises the readers to be aware of their mortality and so to give money in their lifetime rather than bequeathing later. Two copies of the tile remain in the Priory.  The easiest to find is set into the pillar near the main door, the other (which is rather more worn) is in the bottom row of the upper section of tiles on the wall of the North Choir aisle.

 

 

Grants made by The Friends

 

Since 2000 The Friends have made grants of over £350,000 to the PCC. These include funds for repairs to windows and stonework and specific items such as:

Millennium Project (Click on this link for more information) £64,500  
Releading windows £52,600  
Roof and gutter repairs £33,500  
Support to the Bellframe Project being undertaken during 2015 £31,000
Safety and protection £17,100  
Replace heating boiler £14,900  
New Lighting in the Tower and Bellringing Chamber £8,550
Roofing yard for storage £7,600  
Facilities for disabled £5,700  
Servicing Clock £3,000
Roof Alarm System £2,500
Cleaning the Organ Case £2,400  
Furniture £2,200  
Choir robes £1,400  
Book of Remembrance £1,400  
Notice boards £1,000  
Sanctuary carpet £250  
Millennium Window Millennium Window

Prayer Candle Stand - 2007

 

The Friends Council

The elected Council is responsible for the policy, management and administration of the Society. It normally meets three times  a year and presents to the Annual General Meeting a statement of the activities and the duly audited accounts of the Society. In addition to the Council, a sub committee comprising the Trustees and Officers control the Martin Radford Bequest funds. To view the following click on the appropriate link below:

 

Forthcoming Events

16th May 2017
Outing to Cardiff Castle & Llandaff Cathedral 
For further information, please contact Meryn Nance on 01684-892175 or email her at 
friends.malvernpriory@gmail.com

25th June 2017
3.30pm AGM followed by Cream Tea in the Lyttelton Rooms
6.30pm Choral Evensong (Preacher: The Bishop of Worcester)


 Printable Version
The Friends - Additional Information
The Millennium Project and Council Membership

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