Setting up a Friends Group

A Friends Group is a group of people who have an interest in the church building and in helping it to flourish at the heart of its community.
Some people may be interested in the heritage of the building; some may value it as the place where they were married or had their children baptised; others may be keen to explore its potential to serve the community in new and different ways. All will value the building and its place in your community.

Our toolkit takes you through the process of setting up a Friends Group, and explains the various ways of constituting your Friends Group.

Friends Group toolkit

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Future events

Wednesday 27th July, 2pm
Setting up a Friends Group

We will be joined by Lizzy Anderson, the Parish Support Officer for the Diocese of Exeter, who will explain the many advantages of Friends Groups and the process of establishing one for your church.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions, but please note that we may not be able to address questions that are specific to your context.

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