Our Latest Event
Aldbourne Band Concert - Friday, 7th December 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!
This year 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 - next year's concert is on Friday, December 6th.
Who We Are
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!