Friends of Morston Church
Registered charity number 1099831
Works begin at Morston Church
We are delighted that a major programme of building and restoration works began at All Saints, Morston, in July 2018. Improving drainage was the first priority, allowing rainwater to be properly carried away from the fabric of the building, before works began on the roof. Rotten woodwork in the chancel has been removed and has being replaced. Work has also been recently completed on repairs to the south aisle roof.
That this exciting programme is possible is due to the great generosity of those who have raised money and donated to FMC in recent years.
The scaffolding inside the church was down in time for Christmas, and after a thorough clean up we were ready for services.
2nd February - FMC Annual Quiz
This very popular annual event is held in Morston Village Hall and features teams from Morston and surrounding villages. 2019 saw a first victory for The Morston Macaroons and raised over £1,100 for the charity's funds. Watch this space for information about the 2020 quiz.
4th - 6th May - Morston Book & Plant Sale
Our tenth and final annual charity book and plant sale took place over the first May Bank Holiday weekend and raised over £18,000 for FMC, a quite astounding amount. Though the major annual sale has come to an end, we are still raising money for the charity with books. Visit the Morston Book Sale page to find out more. In the meantime, thank you to everybidy who contributed to the 10 years of fundraising success.
22nd June - FMC Annual General Meeting
Our AGM in Morston Village Hall reported on fundraising and activities in 2018-19 and plans for the year ahead. To view the minutes of previous meetings, please visit the Reports page.
20th July - Impromptu Shakespeare comes to Morston
The highly talented and hugely funny Impromptu Shakespeare acting troupe will visit Morston for one night of riotous improvisation just prior to a month of shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. See 'Shakespeare' created on the spot, in the lovely setting of a Morston walled garden. More information here and from Sandra Morris (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Peter Tibbetts (01263 741082 or email@example.com).
12th October - The Shovell Dinner
The annual Shovell Dinner will be held at The Anchor, Morston on the evening of Saturday 12th October. The speaker will be Mr Tom Harrison with a talk entitled "How The Shovell Dinner Became A 3,000 Mile Passage". Tickets, which include a three-course meal and a welcome drink, are £40 and avialable from Pete Tibbetts on 01263 741082. .
Eight teams filled the Village Hall in 2019; Winning captain for the Morston Macaroons (centre) accepts the prize of wine from FMC Chairman Peter Tibbetts (left) and quizmaster Joc Wingfield.