Friends of Salhouse Church (FOSC) is a group of volunteers, mainly local and not all Churchgoers, who aim to raise funds to preserve and enhance All Saints Church.
The present All Saints Church is a beautiful medieval building, dating from the early fifteenth century. It is open during daylight hours and is a quiet and beautiful space which welcomes visitors. There is a small congregation of regular worshippers who pay for the day to day expenses and help to support the needs of the wider diocese of Norwich. However they are unable to fund the larger costs which arise from time to time. These include essential maintenance (such as a new thatched roof) and desirable enhancements such as toilet and kitchen facilities.
In the last few years the idea of establishing toilet and kitchen facilities within the Church has been an ongoing plan so, over the last few years, FOSC has been fundraising to enable this project to come to fruition. The recent interregnum put everything on hold for a while but, with the arrival of the new Incumbent, Sandy Dutton, things are moving on again and we are now optimistic that within a short time formal plans will be drawn up and an idea of the cost will be known. In the meantime FOSC has paid for a much needed Noticeboard and for new history leaflets which are available for visitors inside the Church.
We are proud to say that we now have £15,477 in the kitty!
As soon as a few more details are available we shall spring into action, have a meeting and get fundraising again. Please would you consider supporting the work of FOSC? This could simply be by attending the fundraising events we put on, or you can become a friend, which involves a yearly or life subscription. Details of how to join us are opposite. You might also consider joining our small committee where you can play a more active part in organising events. We would welcome some new enthusiastic faces! So, if you are interested please contact me and we shall look forward to seeing you very soon.
Jean Bishop (Interim Representative of FOSC)