Churchyard & Graveyard Maintenance

Please help us to keep our Churchyard & Graveyard beautiful


The Friends of St James the Less are proud to be responsible for both funding & maintaining the Churchyard & Graveyard.


Our objective is to ensure that both the Churchyard & Graveyard are maintained to an appropriate standard for grounds that are so important to many people.


We use professional contractors to satisfy insurance requirements and to ensure the highest quality of maintenance.


Their job is to cut the grass, strim around gravestones and memorial stones, kill weeds and trim trees and hedges.


They cut both areas every two weeks, usually on a Wednesday, between mid-March and mid-November.


A very satisfactory job has been done over last two years and the work has been favourably commented on by relatives, friends, parishioners and the Best Kept Village inspectors!


The result of this has been that many relatives and friends are finding it easier to tend the graves and memorials of their loved ones, thus making the two areas very attractive.


There is an annual ongoing maintenance cost of approx. £2,000. For those of you who have family or friends buried at the Church we wonder if you would consider a regular monthly or annual donation?  For others we would be grateful for a donation of any amount – large or small.


Single Donation:

Please donate online through our secure partner – Charity Choice:


Regular Donations:

Please arrange a Standing Order via your Bank. Our Bank Details are as follows:

Account:                             Dorney Parochial Church Council (Friends Account)

Bank:                                   Barclays

Sort Code:                          20-97-09

Account Number:             93915875


Payments by Cheque:

If you prefer to pay by cheque, please make your cheque out to “Dorney Parochial Church Council (Friends Account)” and send it to David Pepler, Treasurer, The Friends of St James Dorney,  54 Hag Hill Rise, Taplow, Maidenhead SL60LT.


Gift Aid

We include a Gift Aid form which we would be most grateful if you could complete and return it to David Pepler, our Treasurer, directly when you have made a donation. This will enable us to reclaim 25p for every £1 donated by taxpayers.


Thank you for your support.


Bill Dax                                                                                  Rev. La Stacey

Chairman                                                                               Vicar

The Friends of St James the Less, Dorney                               St James the Less, Dorney                                                     




Save the Tower!

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.


Churchyard & Graveyard Appeal

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.

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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.

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