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The Friends of St Mary’s Church, FOSM, is an independent registered charity dedicated to conserving and improving the fabric of the church in Calne for the benefit of the public.

St Mary’s Church is nearly 1,000 years old and is the only Grade I listed building in Calne. The church is known locally as the Cathedral of North Wilts and well deserves to be treasured by the people of Calne. The building receives no funding for its upkeep from the Church of England and must rely on the generosity of the townspeople, visitors and Friends for all necessary works. As with all ancient buildings, upkeep and repairs are expensive and usually require specialists benefit of the public. The building receives no funding for its upkeep from the diocese and must rely on the generosity of the townspeople, visitors and Friends for all necessary works. As with all ancient buildings, these repairs usually require specialists and are expensive.

FOSM’s purpose is to raise funds for these repairs and improvements. We look to the membership, to local businesses, through sponsorship and events to achieve this purpose.

The church is known locally as the Cathedral of North Wiltshire and well deserves to be treasured by the people of Calne..

Individual and corporate membership is available. Our current corporate members are:

E Woottons – Funeral Directors in Calne

Goldmans Interiors.

Both have supported us in events in the last year for which we are very grateful.

By becoming a Friend of St Mary’s Church, as well as joining a group of like-minded people, you will also enjoy:

  • Contributing to the upkeep and improvement of St Mary’s Church
  • Membership at just £1.25 a month (less for concessions!)
  • An annual newsletter
  • Special member rates for events throughout the year
  • An annual members only event

In recent years FOSM is proud to have contributed:

  • £10,000 towards a new heating system
  • £3,085 for roof and gutter work
  • £4,460 for repairs to the tower steps
  • £5,000 for a new sound system

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