Friends of Checkley Church

The Friends of St. Mary and All Saints Church, Checkley, Staffordshire


Saturday 7th October 2017

10 am to 1 pm in Checkley Church

Valuations provided by


Auctioneers and Valuers

Please bring items to be valued

Ceramics, Glass, Toys, Books, Coins, Pictures,

Clocks, Watches, Jewellery, Textiles, Silver

 Admission free—items valued £2 each

(maximum 5 items/lots)

Proceeds towards the Church fabric

Refreshments available

More details from Brian Morley 01538 723303; Wendy Carr 722071; 

Pat Redfern 722176; Jim Wood 723576;



Annual Garden Party.


The Annual Garden Party arranged by the Social and Fund Raising Committee took place on 3rd June 2017 in the lovely garden setting at the home of Mrs Wendy Carr (by kind permission).


We were blessed with a sunny afternoon; everyone seemed  relaxed with plenty of things going on, from buying a cake off the cake stall where there were lots of lovely cakes on offer, to trying to win a bottle of wine, or perhaps a bottle of water!!!. Other stalls were available to peruse including, three Craft stalls, Plant stall, Hot dog or Beefburger, not forgetting the delightful Cream Teas.


During the afternoon a cake was taken round the garden for everyone to try their skill at guessing its weight. For the children present, (although down in number this year, possibly due to the Half Term break) there was a Bouncy Castle, Guess number of sweets in a jar, Treasure Hunt, and Bran Tub. The Raffle was well patronised, with a considerable amount of prizes to be won, and, with a number of Donations received, a Grand total of £876.20 was achieved; a wonderful effort.


I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who      contributed in any way to make this possible; everyone has been so generous as always. Two special thanks I need to make, firstly to Wendy for giving us the opportunity to hold the event in her lovely garden, secondly to Mr Brian Spencer from Paradise Nurseries  for transporting all the chairs and tables and all the other equipment required, plus all the plants to the site, a big thank you from myself and all the Social and Fund Raising Committee.

                            Brian Morley

                              Acting Chairman