The Friends of St. Laurence (FOSL) is a Registered Charity, Number 1114108

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FOSL was established by the initiative of Mike Cloughley who invited a number of local residents to join a group to help support the Church. None of the members of the initial group of Trustees was a regular churchgoer (the latter already make their own contributions to the Church). Under the Chairmanship of John Bartley, FOSL was registered with the Charity Commissioners (Reg. Number 1114108), and first met in 2006.

To date, FOSL has raised well over £50,000, all of which has been used exclusively for the maintenance of the church.


The current list of Trustees comprises:

Colin Chalker (Chairman) 01252  781213 / 07771 605540), to whom all general enquiries should be addressed.

Richard Dance (Treasurer) 01252 781213 / 07767 606020, to whom all things financial, including Friends’ application forms should be directed.

David Knapp (Legal adviser and occasional entertainer) 01483 810466

Ron Oldaker (01252 783623 - keeper of sanity, decorum & the keys to the Village Hall)

David Holdford (01252 782021 davidrh1066@gmail.com). Webmaster and Concert Organiser (to whom enquiries about concerts and talent shows should be addressed).

The Trustees also acknowledge the support given to FOSL by Bridget Biddell, the Tustees of Seale Village Hall, the Trustees of the Hampton Estate, and of Rev. Ron Wood and Ven. Adrian Harbidge (past Rectors) of the Benefice to which St. Laurence belongs.





Seasons Greetings,  from our Chairman, Colin Chalker


On behalf of all the FOSL Committee members, may I wish all the Friends of St. Laurence and your families a Very Happy Christmas and a prosperous and healthy 2018.


Thank you for your continued support during 2017 and because of your generosity, we were able to contribute to the refurbishment of the church.


We look forward to welcoming our new rector, Stephen Thatcher, to the parish early in the New Year and I shall be contacting him to make him aware of FOSL's work and explain how we assist with the upkeep of the church.

If you have stumbled upon this message and wish to become a Friend, please get in touch!