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 email@example.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.