Friends of Worplesdon

Whether you’re a regular attendee or whether going to church means weddings and funerals, Christmas or Easter, St Mary’s and St Alban’s play an important part in local life and are part of our heritage.  From providing a place for celebrations, meetings and events to a place of quiet reflection, these two churches fulfil vital roles. The church hall at St Alban’s is a community venue which is in constant use by different groups, and St Mary’s (parts of which date back to 1086) is a special place for many life event ceremonies, yet neither of these buildings receives any government funding.

In both cases, the very fabric of the building is under threat from the ravages of time and significant sums are required for their upkeep. We are hoping to meet part of the shortfall through small, regular donations from a wide base in the community, thus enabling the church to continue to be at the centre of our parish. Friends of Worplesdon Parish will be non-religious.

If you would like our churches to continue to be an important part of your community, please consider joining the Friends and for a minimum of £10 a year, you could help ensure the continuation of your local churches for today, tomorrow and the years to come.

Please consider making this one of your charities of choice.  To see the Friends Constitution or to enrol, please download the forms below or contact the church office at St Mary’s (

If you would like to discuss the Friends further, please feel free to contact John McLean at

Friends of Worplesdon Parish
c/o the Church office
St Mary’s Church
Perry Hill
Guildford, GU3 3RE

01483 233091