Yalding Church Preservation Society

an independent charitable trust Charity No:1075662


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Riverside Pop Up Gallery… end of season sale

Yalding Church

CHARITY AUCTION

Saturday 20th October 2018 from 7pm Onwards will see an auction of quality items that have been donated to the gallery for auction… To view the current full list of lots please click this link

If you have something to donate to the cause then please pop it into the Post Office to Tim or let June know at the Riverside Gallery – ideally all items need to be with them by Wednesday 17th October

If you are unable to attend in person for the Auction then please feel free to make a bid on line via the form below. You will be notified after the auction if you have been successful in your quest.

Please note all proceeds from the sale will be donated to YCPS funds for which as trustees we are very grateful – we do hope you with support Tim & June in this very generous initiative.

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4th Annual Sponsored Teddy Parachute Jump

Fred Bear – all dressed up

Well the sun is shining and it is not long to go till the schools break up and summer holiday’s begin.

We are proud to say the annual sponsored Teddy Parachute Jump is back for the 4th year and we hope you will be able to support this fundraising event for the YCPS.

It is a simple event where we request children or adults seek sponsors to their fearless teddies who will make a jump from top of church tower.

A fun event for all the family young an old.

Please check out the full details by clicking the following link and get your teddies ready for their death defying leap


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Yalding Yuletide… YCPS Gin Stall

The YCPS are pleased to announce that we are having a stall at the 2017 Yalding Yuletide Market on Saturday December 2nd

We will be selling Anno Spirits the local (Marden) Artisan Distillers of Kent Dry Gin and Elderflower Vodka – You can discover more about these locally produced products via their website here

We will have in stock their full range of spirits from their miniatures to gift packs of three miniatures (makes an ideal Christmas gift) to their full 70cl Bottles presented in gift bags

We will also be taking pre orders for these items up until Wednesday 29th November that will enable you collect in person on the day from our stall.

So please make use of this facility to ensure we can get what you want.

The prices we are charging are special Yuletide Market Prices and all the profits from these sales will help bolster our funds for future projects in maintaining the fabric of the church.

To make your pre-order please complete the form for each item you wish to purchase – we will then contact you within 48 hours to take payment by a credit/debit card over the phone and your items will be ready for collection on the day. Please Note only orders over £15 can be made with a Credit Card Payment.

Pre – Orders now closed – we have plenty of stocks so see you at the Yuletide Market – we are located between Kent Collection Charcuterie and the Greek Olives stalls 

 

 


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When We Are Married…our next fundraiser…

We are pleased to announce that the next “Drawing Room Drama”, the latest in a popular series of rehearsed readings performed in private houses in Yalding, will take place in November

The production is “When We Are Married”, a comic play by J.B.Priestley, which is a story of a threesome of pompous Yorkshire officials and their long-suffering wives in the early part of the 20th century. Michael Stewart, the plays director, has generously agreed to donate the profits to the YCPS.

There will be four performances, the evenings of Friday 24th, Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th of November (7:30pm) with a matinee on Sunday 26th (3:00pm) as well

31.10.2017 UPDATE:

We are now sold out for all performances – We are only taking waitlist bookings for any returns or last minute number changes. Please complete the form below and we will contact you if you are lucky!

Tickets can be purchased from Yalding Post Office or via Gail Johnson by completing the form below 


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YCPS Statement… Glebe Land Development

There has been much comment in the local press and social media recently about this proposed development of the Glebe land. As Yalding Church Preservation Society (YCPS) Trustees we wish to clarify our position with regard to this development. 

The YCPS is an independent charitable trust with volunteer trustees who have no direct connection with the Church of England or the Church of St Peter & St Paul Yalding and may not even be regular churchgoers.

We were originally formed to raise emergency funds to repair the fabric of the church tower, since the cost of these repairs was likely to be a lot greater than could be raised from conventional sources of church funding.

Over the succeeding years we have helped to fund a whole range of projects to maintain the fabric and structure of the church. We regard the church as part of our local heritage and an important part of the village for all of us. This was illustrated in recent times when the church was used to support victims of flooding in 2013.

The church make requests to us through its Parochial Church Council (PCC) to fund projects and we look at each individual request as a body of independent trustees with different opinions and, subject to our constitution, decide accordingly as to whether we will provide the requested funds in full or in part or not at all.

We acknowledge that many local residents are extremely concerned about the impact the proposed glebe land development will have on the local community. The landowners, the Diocese of Rochester have been subject to criticism and anger from some residents over the impact this action will have on the village.  

Some have directed this anger at the church in general rather than the Diocese. We wish, as YCPS Trustees, to assure village residents that the local church that we support has played no part in the sale of this land. We would sincerely hope, therefore, that the generosity villagers have shown to our objectives will in no way be affected by the planning proposal.

We shall remain vigorous in our fundraising to support St Peter and St Paul’s Church and very much hope our friends in the village and local area will as well.

YCPS Trustees