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Friends of St Swithun's

The Friends of St Swithun's Church Nately Scures is a Registered Charity, number 1167478, and its entry on the Charity Commission register may be viewed here. The aims of the charity are "the advancement of the Christian religion and preservation of the built heritage, by supporting the church and community of St Swithun's Nately Scures in the fulfilment of its activities and in the upkeep of its land and property". 

The trustees are Maureen Ashworth, Patrick Whelon and Nick Willmer, and the email address is friendsofstswithunschurch@gmail.com

For information on Safeguarding please click here. 

St Swithun's is a Grade 1 listed 12th Century architectural gem needing, like any building of its age, constant care and attention. Nately Scures has a small population, and regular additional fundraising is entailed in order to meet the church's day to day expenses, on top of which work over £30,000 has recently had to be raised to restore the ceiling and bells, and a similar amount was required three years ago for work on the exterior of the building. 

Examples of events held to support the upkeep and running of the church include:

A lunch, film and talk
Travels through Ethiopia

A Christmas Carol Party held
every two years at Greywell Hill

A concert Flowers in Spring as part
of the Floral Weekend in May 2015

A Christmas Market

A talk on The Battle of Waterloo