Yalding Church Preservation Society

an independent charitable trust Charity No:1075662


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Phew….

Cover v4It has been a hectic couple of weeks with the Outside Edge performances in Parsonage Farmhouse Gardens followed closely by the second tower dinner with Hari Covert…

We were challenged by the weather for the play performances and sadly had to abandon the Saturday night performance as the weather was so bad.

The Sunday matinee saw the sun shine as some 80 people tittered, guffawed and generally thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The Cricketers Cream Tea seemed to go down well and the final performance on the Sunday evening started well but rain came down once again but the merry band of thespians continue bravely to complete it all.

Tower Dinner Winners...Then last Saturday saw our second Tower Dinner… the first in 2012 was a hit and whilst this one was not so hotly contested there were 40 plus attendees who gathered for the dinner of freshly cooked paella prepared by Hari Covert and then three lucky couples were drawn from the attendees to partake of their dinner on the roof!

Following tapas nibbles in the churchyard washed down with Sangria the roof winners climbed the staircase to the top whilst the others all sat down at one big table placed under the church bell tower and duly tucked in.

It was a great night and for us was the culmination of a busy fundraising period that overall we hope once all expenses have been covered will add circa £2,500 to our funds to continue supporting the church in their upkeep. The focal point for so many in the village means we need ever increasing sums of money on hand to fund projects to maintain the church.

Thank you to all those who helped in whatever way – we felt both events provided something very different for our community and we look forward to welcoming new and old faces to our next fundraising event… the second teddy parachute jump at the church fete on September 10th… watch this space for more details!!!

Was still a bit windy... Winners Bacon, Sully & Munro enjoy the views!

Was still a bit windy…
Winners Munro, Sully & Bacon enjoy the views!

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It is back…

The winners!

The winners in 2012!

We are delighted to say the dinner on the church roof provided by “Yalding’s worst kept secret” Hari Covert is back…

Saturday July 2nd is the date… To get your name into the virtual hat so that you could be a winner to dine on the roof then please just go to Hari’s fundraising page here

For just a one pound donation there is every chance you could be in the draw to be invited to attend the Paella Dinner in the churchyard. Three couples will then be chosen on the night to then have their dinner served on the roof!

When we hosted the “Pop Up” in 2012 we managed to raise circa £1500 – lets hope we can again…

Please do share this special event as it is something really unique and we can promise a view that will make it a very special dinner!

Good Luck to you all!

Boris is flying

Boris is flying


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View from the top…

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Just a few days to go till the YCPS holds its first Display Day where we will be showcasing the work of the YCPS.

We will have pictorial displays of the work we have carried out plus there will be guided tours to the top of the tower… Lets hope the sun shines and the view from the top will be a clear and sunny one…

All are welcome from 10am to 12 Noon…

We will also be launching the YCPS Photo Competition so please come along to find out more…


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Lot 4 – A ‘Hari Covert’ meal for twelve persons

A stalwart supporter of YCPS Hari has agreed to host your very own private “Secret Supperclub” event at his secret local location.

Following a welcome drink and nibbles on arrival  you will be served a special four course meal served to your select group of guests.

Hari  is something of a man of mystery, some might say an “enigma” but he just loves to cook his unique style of food. He has cooked in a cheese cellar and even cooked for royalty.

He cooked locally for a double gold Olympic medal winner and even managed to rise to the YCPS challenge of serving a dinner on the church roof in the summer of 2012.

This is your chance to host your very own special dinner. All you need to do is supply your own drinks to have with the meal. Glasses, Ice Buckets and water Hari will happily provide.

(The estimated value of this item is £420)

The auction of promises will now go live in just 7 days time… to make your bids click the link here


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The work of the YCPS…

We thought it would be a good idea to perhaps show more pictorially the work of the YCPS as the money raised is put to good use.

We asked the Rev Paul Filmer the Vicar if he could take some interesting pictures for us and this is what he has sent us… It certainly shows the breadth of work we have helped fund over the years to ensure the fabric of St Peter & St Pauls is maintained and protected for the future.

You will also note the pictures are also being used as headers to the web site – if you have some that you think we could use please feel free to send them to us.