Open Gardens Event raises £1300 for St Helen's

On Sunday 17th of June 2018, Sir Peter Rigby and Marian Cartter hosted an open garden event in aid of The Friends of St. Helen’s Church which raised an impressive £1389 towards repairs of the church.

The afternoon offered people the opportunity to glimpse behind the gates, and learn about the fascinating architecture and history of this intriguing and integral piece of Clifford Chambers. From monks to the gentry, Marian shared her knowledge of previous inhabitants whilst offering tours of the grounds, and refreshments.

Sarah Crang, Chair of The Friends of St Helen's commented, "The trustees would like to offer sincere thanks to Sir Peter and Marian and their staff whose efforts before, during and after ensured that the event was such a huge success. We would also like to extend our gratitude to Beccy Farthing, Melanie Hateley, Clair Tribe, Roz Wyles, and Pauline Newbury whose assistance was, as usual, faultless and invaluable. Last, but by no means least, thanks to those who showed their support by attending the event; helping us to raise much needed funds to fix the fabric of our church for today and for future generations to come."