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Building friends: a toolkit for new friends’ groups

A friends’ group can help to give a church a life outside service times, turning it into a lively and vibrant community or arts venue by reaching out to people beyond the congregation.


Information from training sessions

Information from training sessions run by the @fundmychurch team, who run parish fundraising workshops in the Diocese of London


St Gabriel's Warwick Square Pimlico

Friends’ group case studies

A number of friends’ groups have been formed in the Diocese of London. Find out how some of them were formed, how they raise money and what impact they have.


Filling in a form

Sample constitution for a friends’ group

This model constitution has been prepared by the National Churches Trust, and approved by the Charity Commission, HMRC and the HLF.


The two different ways of structuring a friends’ group

There are two main ways to structure a friends’ group: either as an independent charity or as a sub-committee of the PCC. Find out the pros and cons of each approach.


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