Friends of Morston Church
Registered charity number 1099831
Works completed 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 was removed and replaced. Work was also completed on repairs to the south aisle roof.
That this exciting programme was 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.
The next targets for restoration are the church tower and the remarkable (but largely obscured) painted tympanum. It is inscribed as “Painted by I. Brothill . Hull”, is dated 1823 and represents one of the last surviving Royal Arms and Decalogue sets in England that has been installed in its proper location. Initial investigative work suggests it may in fact also incorporate an earlier tympanum dating back to 1480.
8th February - FMC Annual Quiz
This very popular annual event is held in Morston Village Hall and features teams from Morston and surrounding villages. 2020 saw a return to winning ways for The Morston Pishmires and raised over £1,200 for the charity's funds.
FMC Annual General Meeting
Our AGM was postponed from 20th June and subsequently held both in person and via Zoom on 25th July. To view the provisional minutes, please visit the Reports page.
The Shovell Dinner
The annual Shovell Dinner was to be held at The Anchor, Morston on the evening of Saturday 17th October but was cancelled due to the pandemic.
We hope that an events programme may be possible in 2021. Watch this space for further details.
Eight teams filled the Village Hall in 2020; Winning captain for the Morston Pishmires Mary Athill (left), is pictured with her victorious team.