Friends of Talland Church
We hope that parishioners, visitors, members of other churches, and indeed those of no religious commitment at all, who have grown to love this beautiful Church, will want to join and become official Friends of Talland Church.
We all need friends, it is impossible to live without them. They care for us, put up with our failings, stick with us through thick and thin and are always there for us.
But it is not only human beings who need friends. Ancient Churches need friends too, people who will care for them, cherish them and protect them. We are inviting you to become a friend of one of these ancient churches, our own TALLAND CHURCH.
But why do we need them
The comments written in the visitors book are evidence of how much this little church means to so many people and it's true Talland Church is already well cared for and supported in all kinds of ways by people from near and far.
Sunday services, weddings, baptisms and funerals regularly take place here and loyal parishioners open and close the church, decorate, clean and look after the churchyard.
What would having a Friends of Talland Church add to all this
I suppose that what we are really trying to do is to tap into the existing goodwill and attachment, and harness them more effectively by gathering together those who know and love the Parish Church. It will be a way for parishioners and visitors to keep in touch and feel that they are involved in what is going on.
Of course there is a financial aspect to this. The subscription paid by those who want to be Friends of Talland Church will help us to look after this Holy Site for today and into the future.
But finances are only one aspect of what we hope a Friends organisation will be able to contribute.
Our mission is to help maintain this historic church for quietness, reflection and prayer in a busy and distracted world, and above all our concern that visitors to our Parish may encounter a place of peace and calm.
We hope that parishioners, visitors, members of other churches and indeed those of no religious commitment at all, who have grown to love this beautiful Church will want to join and become official Friends of Talland Church.