Friends of St Britius
The Friends of St Britius was formed during
the major roof project for St Britius Church some years ago.
The object was to involve a wider community in the well
being of the church. We pointed out that St Britius
was a vital asset to the village. Although members may
not be church goers, they surely recognised the value of
having the church albeit for baptisms, weddings and
funerals. Members also identified with the historical
nature of the church building dating from Norman times and
mentioned in the Domesday Book.
So by becoming a Friend of St Britius you
agree to make a modest contribution to the upkeep of the
church and its churchyard.
In these difficult times, with COVID 19
restrictions affecting our ability to hold fund raising
events, support from the Friends of St Britius is more
important than ever. We have no major projects such as
the roof nevertheless we do need funds to maintain the
fabric of the church and for ongoing running costs so that
the church is there for everyone including important events
such as Remembrance and Religious Festivals.
Please do not confuse this initiative with
our facebook page of the same name. Here we are
talking about material support whilst the facebook page is
concerned with communication.
Subscriptions from Friends last year raised
£245. As you can see your subscription is important to us to
keep our church maintained, warm and welcoming to the
community. We do hope you will feel able to continue
to help by renewing your Friends of St Britius Subscription
for this year.
Cheques should be made payable to Brize
Norton PCC. Monies can also be paid through online banking
to Brize Norton PCC, Bank Sort Code 20-97-48, Acct. No.
20205559. If possible, please use the attached form to allow
us to claim Gift Aid as this adds 25% to your donation
courtesy of HMRC. Please send your cheque and completed form
to Dr Phil Holmes at Church Farm House, Carterton Road,
Brize Norton, OX18 3LY. You must sign and date the form to
qualify. Contact Phil by email at email@example.com
for any help.
Also please consider setting up an annual
standing order or direct debit from your bank using the
above information, so we won't have to approach you every
Once again your continued support is very
much appreciated to keep St Britius a visible permanent sign
of the Christian community in the village. It hopefully
continues to speak, without words, of values and purposes
that are important for us as human beings.
We hope this will encourage you to become
or remain a
Friend of St Britius. Thank you in anticipation.
Please use this form to join “Friends of St
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Full Postal Address:
Please renew my membership of Friends of St
Britius (at least £10) or I wish to join the
"Friends of St Britius" and I agree to pay
at least £10 annual subscription.
I would like St Britius Church to treat my
subscription as a gift aid donation. I confirm that
I am a UK tax payer and do pay an amount of
income tax and/or capital gains tax at least
equal to the tax reclaimed on this donation.
I am happy for the Church to keep the above
personal details on file under the UK Data
Protection Act, I understand that my
personal data will not be used for any purpose other
than the work of the Church. I wish to join
the “Friends of St Britius”.
Completed forms should be returned to Phil
at Church Farm House, Brize Norton
(Tel. 01993 843856)