Friends come from all walks of life, are of all ages and can be of any religion or none but their common interest is in preserving the fabric of this beautiful old building and also keeping the churchyard, safe and tidy.
There are currently 60 households who pay an annual membership fee of £5 or more. Not all members live in Bardwell or even the nearby villages but they kindly continue to support the work of the FOBC because of some past connection to Bardwell, the building or graveyard.
As well as paid up members, there are many local volunteers who help with the fund raising events and practical work involved with the maintenance of the building and the graveyard. It isn't all hard work, the social events are fun and enable everyone to meet and make new friends. We hope you will be able to join us for the events planned for 2019 but If that is not possible please be assured your contribution is helping to keep the fabric of the village church in remarkably good shape.
On the Current Project page you can read all about the progress being made on the latest maintenance and repairs and also about an event especially for Friends. This will be held on the afternoon of Saturday 1st June 2019.
Whatever your contribution it is very much appreciated and if you have friends or family who you think may be interested In joining FOBC please do encourage them to pick up a membership form in the church or contact the membership secretary: