Friends of All Saints Cottenham is a charitable organisation set up to enjoy raising funds that will help preserve for future generations Cottenham’s Grade-I listed church building
All Saints’ Church Building
The church of All Saints is a thriving Anglican community whose centre of worship is the well-known iconic church building at the north end of the busy village of Cottenham, South Cambridgeshire. A church has existed on this site for over 800 years. The building represents to many what it means to be a village; it is part of the landscape. Of course, the Christmas and Easter services in church are especially popular with Cottenham residents, there literally being standing room only for the Christmas Eve Carol service! Through the years many weddings, christenings and funerals have been conducted there with a wonderful mix of joy, reverence and gratitude
Through the generosity of the ‘core’ worshiping community of All Saints’ church, running costs are met fully year on year, meaning that the building is kept warm and well-lit and most importantly that the church has its own minister, the Rector of Cottenham with Rampton. Recently the church building has undergone a major refurbishment programme with radical changes to the layout and a big improvement in access for the disabled. The improved, flexible space has already attracted several high-quality concerts and a children’s holiday club, and has great potential for further events that will benefit the whole community. However, the stark reality is that very little additional funds exist for forward planning and for meeting the inevitable high cost of maintaining in good order this magnificent Grade-I listed building, much loved by the community at large. It is now imperative that we make plans for a secure future for the church building.
You are warmly invited to join the Friends of All Saints Cottenham and in doing so help secure the rich heritage of this unique building for future generations to enjoy.
The annual cost of membership is £10. Life membership is £100
To join Friends, please fill in and submit the form below and you will be sent an application form. Application forms on paper are also available in the church, which is open every day from about 9am until 6pm.
Friends is governed by its constitution and managed by a committee, chaired by John Stanford. Officers of the committee are elected at an annual general meeting usually held in May.
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