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The Friends are...

A group of people, some worshippers, some not, who value St Nicholas Church and who wish to contribute towards its maintenance and the enhancement of its beauty and facilities.

Our aims are to...

raise funds to help maintain St Nicholas Church as a living church, with its history and its work , now and for the future; keep in touch with people in Barton-le-Clay and further afield who have reason to be grateful for the continued existence of this Church.

St Nicholas' Church is...

  • the village's parish church which has welcomed parishioners and visitors for over 800 years;
  • a place of sanctuary and quiet worship for many;
  • a house of prayer, the focus of Barton-le-Clay's spiritual life;
  • a centre for civic activities and public acts of worship;
  • a meeting place for people of many different interests and from many different backgrounds;
  • an architectural gem.

Why you might wish to join the Friends...

Because you appreciate St Nicholas' Church as a beautiful and historic building or for what happens there, or for what the building represents in and to the village.

Joining the Friends gives you the opportunity to make your contribution in service and/or money. It will also offer opportunities for meeting others who think like you about St Nicholas'.

Friends receive Newsletters with all details of future events and special services.

Local Friends may serve St Nicholas' Church in a variety of ways for example as readers and intercessors, servers or flower arrangers, Living Lights teachers, choristers or bell ringers, and in many other ways.

Many Friends are members of the wider community who simply share a love of St Nicholas' as a building.

All Friends by their membership contribute to the continuing refurbishment, repair and upkeep of the fabric and activities of St Nicholas' Church whether as a place of prayer and worship or of meeting and fellowship

Please will you join us now?

Please complete the membership application form and as appropriate, the Gift Aid Declaration and/or Banker's Order Mandate and send them to:
The Treasurer
Friends of St Nicholas, c/o The Rectory
2 Manor Farm Close, Barton-le-Clay, Bedford MK45 4TB