The Friends is a registered charity with members who support its aims by paying an annual subscription.
The main aim of ‘The Friends’ is to raise funds so that we can maintain Ryton’s beautiful Medieval Church.The Church was built in the 13th Century and is a Grade 1 listed building. We want to ensure that it is safely handed on to future generations as a place of contemplation and a community resource.
To make a donation or enquire about becoming a member please contact the Membership Secretary.
To enquire about our events, or to offer help with them, please contact the Secretary
The Friends of Holy Cross Ryton Annual General Meeting
held on 3 March 2015 in the Parish Hall
Reverend Tom Jamieson, Pat Hobson, John Robinson, Hazel Thompson, Richard Taylor.
Mr and Mrs M Graham, Mr and Mrs E Dunn, Lyn Jamieson, David Higdon, Diana Fursdon, Alison Stancliffe
The minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on the 3 March 2014 were accepted as a true record. There were no matters arising.
The Reverend Tom Jamieson, President, thanked the Friends for their continued support and in particular for arranging events such as the Spring Concerts which added to the ‘flavour’ of church activities. The PCC was especially grateful for the Friends contribution to major projects by payment of professional fees.
Treasurer and Membership Secretary’s Report
Richard Taylor, the Treasurer and Membership Secretary presented the financial statement for 2014, the recovery of Gift Aid relating to the Public Appeal in the previous year was an exception in this year’s accounts
The financial statement for year ending 31 December 2014 was accepted
Election of Executive Committee
The President invited nominations for the Executive Committee. The following were proposed, seconded and agreed
Chair: Hazel Thompson
Treasurer and Membership Secretary: Richard Taylor
Secretary: John Robinson
Members: David Higdon
The president thanked the Committee for their work over the previous year
Friends present were encouraged to consider new ideas for raising funds for consideration by the Executive Committee. Richard Taylor reported on emerging arrangements for the Ryton Hirings at which refreshments will be provided by the Friends from the Church servery. The Churchyard trail will be available.
There being no other business, the meeting closed at 19.40 hrs