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The Parish of Christchurch. Christchurch Priory, St George at Jumpers, St John at Purewell

Friends of the Priory

Last updated Wednesday, 20 March, 2019

Friends logoThe Friends of the Priory Church Christchurch was formed in 1964 by a small number of local church members. It has now grown to include many people from all around this country and the wider world who wish to maintain a link with this historic and beautiful church.

The Society was granted Charitable Status in 1997 and aims to assist in the repair, conservation and improvement of the fabric, to support activities to preserve and beautify the church and to make gifts to benefit it.

The Friends have provided new carpeting and curtains in the Lady Chapel and have paid for the re-gilding of the Tower Clock and the installation of a new sound system in the church. They have also paid for a new stained glass window in St Stephen's Chapel.

Local members enjoy a series of interesting talks throughout the winter and spring, and meet socially three times a year besides. Members further afield are kept in touch by mailings in May and September.

You can become a friend and help us cherish this wonderful and ancient church by contacting the Membership Secretary, Friends of the Priory Church, The Parish Office, Quay Road, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 1BU, or by printing a copy of the form and sending it with the appropriate membership fee to the Membership Secretary.

To join the friends, please download our membership leaflet.