Friends of Melchbourne Church

St Mary Magdalene, Melchbourne

February 2023 - Tower repairs are complete

The work on the tower stonework has now been completed.  After a shorty break the work on the stone floors will start.  

Take a look at the photos of the tower  here.

September 2022 - Update on the building work

The work on the tower stonework is going well and it is expected to be complete by the end of November. The stone floors will be started in the New Year, and should be complete by the end of March at the latest.

Take a look at the photos of the work in progress here.

August 2022 - Work has started on two significant projects

  • The Tower Stonework

  • The Stone Floors

The work is being carried out by Steve Todd Stonemasons and is expected to be completed by the end of the year. The church will be useable for most of time, but the floor work might involve some restrictions on use. The estimated cost of the work is £88,000 for the Tower and £46,000 for the Stone Floors; a total of £134,000.

March 2022 - National Churches Trust award

 The National Churches Trust has awarded Melchbourne £40,000 to help pay for our Tower and Flooring projects. With the prospect of being able to recover VAT on the works, we have sufficient funds to proceed with the next phase of the work.

December 2021 - Fundraising campaign raises £65,000

    The 2021 fundraising campaign raised a magnificent £25,000 from individual donations and a further £40,000 from grant making trusts. This enables an application for further funding from the National Churches Trust.

Friends of Melchbourne Church


Being a Friend of Melchbourne Church is for anybody who is interested in supporting the maintenance of the church building and churchyard in Melchbourne. This is through financial donations and/or practical support (e.g. gardening, cleaning etc.). The Friends operates on a non-religious basis and is open to people of any faith or none. It is accepted that The Friends supports the Church of England in its use of the church.

How to join

If you want be kept in touch with news about the church building and churchyard, or want to know when we are have opportunities for you to come and help, please join our Friends mailing list. Just send an e-mail to expressing a wish to join The Friends group and consenting to being on our e-mail list.


To maintain the church requires both time and money. We are actively seeking volunteers who can help in any way so please get in touch to support this important shared community asset.

Even small amounts of time and money go a long way and all contributions are welcome no matter what size. Gifts, legacies and regular giving are all vital elements of our support. Just £10 or £20 per month makes a significant contribution to our annual running costs.

Please click on the button below to find out more.