The Friends are responsible for raising funds for the Parochial Church Council (PCC) solely for the purpose of maintaining and conserving the Church and its Churchyard and Graveyard. Any funds raised by the Friends will be used solely for these purposes, and under the direction of the Parochial Church Council.
The ultimate responsibility for the care, maintenance, repair and insurance of the Church of St James the Less, Dorney is vested in the Parochial Church Council under "The Parochial Church Council's (Powers) Measure 1956". This cannot be delegated to another body by law.
The Friends of St James the Less has been established as a sub-committee of the Parochial Church Council.
We are very pleased to confirm that we raised the £243,000 required to repair the Tower.
We would like to sincerely thank all those who donated and those who gave their time to this successful outcome.
The Friends have made a real difference to the quality of both of these important areas over the last two years.
This has required considerable investment to date and is ongoing.
We have set ourselves a target to raise £2,000 every year which will ensure that we can continue our work.
We would appreciate as much assistance as possible from relatives, friends, parishioners and others who would like these areas to be maintained and enhanced over the coming years.
To enable us to claim Gift Aid from your donation we would be most grateful if you would download the form below and return it to us. Thank you.