FRIENDS OF ALL SAINTS
The friends of All Saints’, is an organisation in existence to support and help maintain the glorious institution which is All Saints’ Church, Pittville, Cheltenham.
All Saints’ is a Grade One listed, Middleton designed Victorian Church, consecrated in 1868, which stands in the delightful suburb of Regency Cheltenham which is Pittville.
The strong Anglo-Catholic tradition is reflected in both the Liturgy and the Music, with an enthusiastic and talented choir and a fine organ.
The William Hill Organ is of Cathedral proportions and boasts its first organist as Adolf Von Holst, father of Composer and musician Gustav Holst who was, himself, baptised in All Saints’.
The building itself internally is a testament to fine Pre-Raphaelite art with numerous murals and paintings and a fine Byrne-Jones designed Rose Window.
All Saints’ not only plays its part as the centre of worship within the parish, but also hosts local school services, numerous concerts and is a venue for some of the Cheltenham Music Festival fringe events. All Saints’ also has an active and enthusiastic Scout troop and a pre-school play group during term time.
To maintain such a beautiful example of its kind and to enable the building to continue hosting concerts and events, as well as day to day worship and youth activities within the community it serves, the Friends endeavour to raise funds in order to assist the PCC in keeping the fabric of the building in good order. To this end, The Friends’ organise monthly events such as talks, concerts, outings and coffee mornings as well as larger fund raising initiatives.
In the past, the friends have been able to support the church by providing such things as new altar linen, lighting in the Sacristy, new heating in the John Wood meeting room, assistance with various restoration projects including repair and restoration of the churchyard gates, a contribution to the repair of the roof, supply of new humidifiers for the organ and other organ restoration projects. In the future, there are other projects coming up which the friends will be able and pleased to assist with.
The Friends cannot exist or help All Saints’ without the support of its existing members as well as future members. Membership application forms are available both in the church and from the Friends committee members and membership starts from single adult membership of £10 to Family Life membership of £200.
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