Little Melton Parish Council

Friends of Little Melton Church - Annual Report 2010

The Friends, founded in 1999, continues to flourish and allows both regular church-goers and others with a secular interest in our medieval church to help in its conservation and upkeep.  About 60 households, mainly in the village but some further afield, are in membership and we are very appreciative of all the support we receive in cash and kind.

In the last year we have continued with our programme of windows restoration.  The two windows in the north aisle have been finished.  In the coming year we hope to complete this 10 year plan with two windows in the south aisle and a small window near the altar.

One of our major fund-raising events last year was the car boot at Colney Hall, for which we are very grateful to Mr & Mrs Boddy for the loan of their grounds and the Mulbarton Scouts for marshalling.  We also collected apples and sold our now-famous Little Melton Apple Juice.  Thanks are due to all the donors and to John & Barbara at the Village Shop for their sales and also ticket sales etc.  Our final event of 2009 was the Salvation Army concert of carols at the Church just before Christmas – the Church was full!

Looking further ahead we are aware that some work on the roof will be necessary soon and we are working with the Church Council on the details and costs.

Keith Woods, Chairman of the Friends of Little Melton Church