Friends of St Michael's

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The Friends of St Michael’s assist the Parochial Church Council in preserving, maintaining and repairing the fabric, fittings, furniture and churchyard of St Michael’s Church for ourselves and future generations. 

A Friend of St Michael’s is someone who cares for the church because:

·         You live in the area and value this unique church

·         You worship here

·         You have children in school locally

·         You have some personal association with Hoole

·         You are attending a service here and would like to retain a link with us

·         You are getting married here

·         You wish to be confirmed here

·         You are bringing children for baptism

·         You have relatives buried here

·         You appreciate the church’s architecture and history

·         You are interested in its links with Jeremiah Horrocks and astronomy

In other words, you would like to play a small part in ensuring St Michael’s Church remains a central part of this community. 


Would you like to join the Friends of St Michael’s Church?

Our only request is that you commit to making an annual donation of £10.  In return, you will receive:

·         A newsletter keeping you in touch with activities and events at St Michael’s Church

·         Invitations to social events organised by the Friends during the year

·         A warm welcome to St Michael’s and the option to visit the church by arrangement with the secretary

And you will know that you are playing a part in preserving this ancient church for our community to use whenever it is needed.

Recent projects by the Friends include: extensive drainage work following flooding, replacement of the flagpole, a new weathervane, and restoration of windows.  Future projects include relaying the floor in the nave due to flood damage. 



Recent social events have included an evening at Preston Observatory and Carr House, Bretherton, to celebrate the 400th Anniversary of the birth of Jeremiah Horrocks, the first British astronomer, who was a curate at St Michael’s and made his observations of the Transit of Venus in 1639 in this parish.  This event was exclusive to members of the Friends of St Michael’s. 

We have also held a band concert in conjunction with Eccleston Brass Band, and hope to hold another later in the year. 

Becoming a Friend

It is very easy to become a Friend of St Michael’s Church.  Simply click here to find the form we need you to complete, and send it off.  We will then contact you with a welcome, and information about upcoming events.

GDPR: The Friends will not share your personal details with any other person on our database, or with any other organisation, and we undertake to hold all data securely.

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