Welcome to the new website for Friends of Dedham Church.
The Friends of Dedham Church was set up in 2004 to help maintain, preserve and enhance the parish church of St.Mary the Virgin, Dedham. In addition they may support any charitable purpose in the parish of Dedham that promotes the whole mission of the said Church, pastoral, evangalistic, social and ecumenical. We need your help in this work and everyone is welcome to become a Friend of Dedham Church: residents, businesses, artists, visitors and anyone who feels a special affinity to Dedham Church through religious, cultural or historical links.
The Church is an important and focal point of Dedham village, enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. Like so many churches, the annual income of Dedham Parish Church scarcely covers the day to day costs of running the Church.
Finding the money to pay for repairs and maintenance for Dedham Church is becoming increasingly difficult.
- Did you know that it costs hundreds of pounds a day to keep the church open for everyone?
This is where the Friends of Dedham Church can help. Just as previous generations have given generously to preserve our heritage now it is our turn to ensure that a vital piece of history and our heritage is kept alive ......more>> Funds are needed to support the fabric of the church - the building and churchyard, fixtures and furniture, stained glass and ornaments and any special projects that would enhance the beauty of this fine building.
You can become a Friend of Dedham Church simply by completing and returning the Membership Application & Standing Order Form.