The Friends of St Matthew with St Paul

Conservation and development for the future

Our churches belong to the whole community.

For centuries, they have served and been served by local people.

Both churches are beautiful, and open to all.

Become a Friend


  • to support the church congregations in the important work of maintaining the fabric and enhancing the facilities of both buildings for future generations
  • to encourage greater use of our buildings by the community
  • to form a diverse and vibrant Friends group that promotes its work in the wider community


  • organising social and fund-raising events
  • publicising our activities through the parish magazine
  • recruiting new members to the Friends
  • holding an Annual General Meeting to report and celebrate the year’s achievements

How you can help

  • by making a financial contribution and becoming a Friend
  • by supporting our activities and events
  • by encouraging other like-minded people to join the Friends

Please join the Friends

Application forms are available at the back of both churches. Alternatively, do ring 01962 844878 or contact the parish administrator. Annual subscription rates are £15 for individuals or £25 for family membership.

Between 2012 and 2016, membership subscriptions and income from events raised £11,000 towards repairs and improvements at St Matthew’s. In 2017 we were able to contribute £2,500 towards the exciting plans being developed at St Paul’s, including new community facilities.

Talk by Colonel Christopher van der Noot: ‘When I was a prison governor’
Wednesday 14 March, 7 pm, preceded by drinks at 6.30

Coach trip to Stonehenge
Saturday 2 June

Garden party in Winchester
Sunday 5 August

Sponsored readathon of Bible passages at St Matthew’s
Saturday 17 November

All are welcome, whether you have links with the church or not.

If you’re interested in attending any of the events or would like to learn more about the Friends, please contact the chairman, Geoffrey Burnaby, by e-mail or ring 01962 865432.