We depend on donations, membership fees and the money we raise at events to fund improvements and renovations to the church. The money we raise is entirely separate from the normal running costs of the church, we use our funds solely to protect, preserve and enhance the historic building.
Become a Friend
Our beautiful church has so much to offer. Whether you attend a wedding ora christening, come along for coffee and a chat on a Saturday morning, join an event, take a look inside during a visit to our village or simply admire the building as you walk by with your dog, you can help us to maintain the building by becoming a member of The Friends of St Mary’s. Your annual subscription will go towards our vital work to preserving and enhancing the church building, part of Lenham’s wonderful heritage.
Individual membership is £15 per year or £25 for a family. As a member, we’ll keep you up to date on our work and you’ll have the opportunity to attend our Annual General Meeting and have your say about our work. To become a member, please download an application form by clicking the button below and send the completed form to the address shown on the form. Alternatively, please get in touch via our Contact Us page and we’d be delighted to send an application form to you.
We are also delighted to receive donations to help fund our work. Please click the button below to download a donation form and then send the completed form to the address shown on the form. Alternatively, please get in touch via our Contact Us page and we’d be delighted to send a donation form to you.
We have a great team of trustees and committee members, but we’re always looking for more people to help us run our events, especially the annual barn dance. Please get in touch with via our Contact Us page if you would like to volunteer with us.
A legacy is another way in which you could help. It not only helps assure the Friends of St Mary’s future, but, as we are a registered charity, it carries tax advantages. For advice, please consult your solicitor.
Buy our book
The Story of St Mary’s Church, Lenham costs £10. Please get in touch with us via our Contact Us page to find out where to purchase a copy.