Friends of Morston Church
Registered charity number 1099831
Works begin at Morston Church
We are delighted as of July 2018 to report the start of a major programme of building and restoration works at All Saints, Morston. Improving drainage is the first priority, allowing rainwater to be properly carried away from the fabric of the building, before works begin on the roof. Rotten woodwork in the chancel will be removed and replaced. Work is also expected 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 Friends of Morston Church in recent years.
3rd February - FMC Annual Quiz
This very popular annual event is held in Morston Village Hall and features teams from Morston and surrounding villages. 2018 saw a third consecutive victory for The Langham Lagarags and raised over £1,100 for the charity's funds. Contact Joc Wingfield (01263 740431) for information about the 2019 quiz.
5th - 7th May - Morston Book & Plant Sale
Our ninth annual charity book and plant sale raised over £14,000 for FMC, a quite astounding amount. Very grateful thanks are due to everyone who helped with the event and, not least, everyone who kindly donated books. If you have books available for 2019 please contact Sally Metcalfe on 07813 369145 or Peter Tibbetts on 01263 741082. We will happily collect.
23rd June - FMC Annual General Meeting
Our AGM in Morston Village Hall reported on fundraising and activities in 2017-18 and plans for the year ahead. To view the minutes of the 2017 meeting, please visit the Reports page. 2018 minutes will be posted soon.
5th July - Dalham Hall Stud, Newmarket visit
Our exclusive behind-the-scenes visit to Darley Stallions' Dalham Hall Stud in Newmarket was a great success, raising over £2,000 for the charity. Our host Sam Bullard was very knowledgeable and entertaining on our visit to the stud and huge thanks are due to him and his team for making the visit possible.
13th October - The Shovell Dinner
The annual Shovell Dinner will be held at The Anchor Inn on the evening of Saturday 13th October with the speaker Simon Harris returning to the topic of 'Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell'. Tickets and more information from Joc Wingfield on 01263 740431.
Eight teams filled the Village Hall in 2018; Winning captain Rev. Ian Whittle (right) receives the trophy from FMC Chairman Peter Tibbetts.