OUR LATEST EVENTS:
Aldbourne Band Concert -
Friday, 7 December 2018 in Holy Cross Church. The band gave a rousing concert of brass band Christmas music much enjoyed by the large audience, who were also invited to join in the carols. This was the 23rd year they have played in Chiseldon and their concerts have helped FoHC to raise about £80,000 in that time. FoHC owes them a real debt of gratitude - and hopes to see them next year!
In 2018 the Aldbourne Band were invited to take part in the prestigious British Open Championships and they came a creditable 13th out of 20. Their conductor, Glyn Williams, is looking for a top ten finish in 2019. For more about the band, visit their website: www.aldbourneband.org.uk. STOP PRESS - the 2019 concert is on Friday, 6 December 2019.
Annual Quiz Night. The third annual Quiz Night was held in May 2019 and, once again, proved highly successful with twelve teams taking part. The emphasis was on having fun and this, together with a sumptious ploughman's supper provided by the ladies of the committee, ensured a thoroughly enjoyable evening.
WHO ARE WE:
The Friends of Holy Cross are a group of people - churchgoers and non-churchgoers - who wish to ensure that The Church of The Holy Cross in the village of Chiseldon is preserved and maintained for present and future generations.
FoHC aims to:
- Help preserve and maintain the fabric and furnishings of Holy Cross Church for the benefit of the community, and in support of the Parochial Church Council.
- Raise funds to achieve those objectives.
- Stimulate an interest in the building and its contents.
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CHURCH INTERIOR RENOVATION PROJECT 2018
Holy Cross is an important building providing a safe and welcoming environment for family and community events, as it has done for hundreds of years. ChIRP was a one-year organisation, formed in 2017 to raise funds for essential repair work - Project 2018 - to make sure it continues to be so for future generations.
A spectacular fundraising year - £30,075! This was an incredible achievement by everyone who played a part in the 23 ChIRP fundraising events and initiatives. It was a real community effort for Chiseldon, with contributions from regular church-goers, friends, family, local businesses, previous residents - even a local celebrity! For the hands-on help from everyone who contributed and donated, the ChIRP Committee would like to say a huge thank you!
The Friends are proud to have contributed the sum of £16,000 towards the total cost of the works.
Please see our Events and Booking page for details of how to order your tickets for the remaining two events of 2019. Get your tickets early!
- 'Call My Bluff' - a wine tasting evening to be held on 30 August in Holy Cross Church Hall. Tickets will cost £12.50 per person (price includes supper).
- Christmas Band Concert is on 6 December to be held in Holy Cross Church. Tickets will cost £10 per adult and £2.50 for children under 14.