The Friends of Dorchester Abbey
Who are the Friends?
The Friends are a network of individuals who support Dorchester Abbey on a regular basis. Founded in 1959 and incorporating the Dorchester Abbey Preservation Trust, the Friends are a charity who welcome members from far and near.
The purpose of the Friends is to raise funds for the conservation and repair of the fabric of the Abbey, the beautification of its fittings, and the improvement of its facilities. This is done through membership subscriptions, donations, legacies and special events and appeals. The Trustees are responsible for the investments of the Friends, passing funds when necessary to the Parochial Church Council, the body responsible for all works in the Abbey.
How can you help?
- Become a Friend
Your annual subscription is a minimum of £20, or Life Membership of £300 (£500 for a couple) and entitles you to play an active role, participating in all activities and helping with events and/or fund-raising.
- Make a one-off donation or leave a legacy
Making a donation or leaving a legacy in your will to help support Dorchester Abbey is easy, and much appreciated.
As a Friend, you'll receive a bi-annual newsletter, listing:
- major Abbey events such as the Dorchester Festival, concerts and craft fairs
- events organised by the Friends such as the annual Dorchester Lecture
- proposed and ongoing works in the Abbey
- outings to other ecclesiastical or historic buildings
I look forward to welcoming you as a member of The Friends of Dorchester Abbey.
Anne Kelaart, Chairman of the Trustees
List of Trustees 2009