About Us

Restored mediaeval mensa or altar Sheep keeping the grass short

The Trust is a secular body which works in partnership with the Parochial Church Council (PCC). Whilst the PCC has to work very hard to raise funds for the running of the parish, the St. Kyneburgha Building Preservation Trust (“The Trust”), is quite separate from the PCC, but ensures that the building and surrounds are enhanced and well maintained. There are currently seven Trustees who have a legal responsibility to ensure that the Trust tackles appropriate projects and that the money is spent wisely. The Committee is made up of people who bring a wide range of skills to events and projects but all are blessed with a strong commitment to the cause.

East window silhouetted close up

The Trust was set up in 2000 to deal with what became our first project, the crisis of the East Window which was in serious need of repair.

The Trust and its Committee

  • Raises money
  • Decides which projects to fund
  • Manages projects
  • Offers historical context and education

Where does the money come from?

  • 50% from grant applications
  • 40% from fundraising
  • 10% from regular giving

Where do the projects come from?

  • Requests from the Parochial Church Council (PCC)
  • Quinquennial review – a 5 yearly inspection and report
  • The wish list!!

who_we_are_6Who does what?

Trustees –  There are currently 7 Trustees including our patron. This group holds legal responsibility for the Trust’s policies and practices.

Committee – a more informal group of varying numbers, chaired by a Trustee who do the spade work in planning and executing projects and events.

Friends – a group of potentially unlimited numbers who pay a regular amount into the Trust’s accounts and who have certain privileges as a result.

Volunteers/Helpers – an unlimited group who help out on an occasional basis at events in the main.

Founder and Friend Lt. Col. Rev. Cannon William Burke leaving event.


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