About Us

The Friends of All Saints’ Cheltenham, as an organisation, is a committee led group of subscribing, like minded members who are dedicated to supporting the All Saints’ PCC in maintaining the fabric of the fine Grade One listed building which is All Saints’ Church, Pittville, Cheltenham.

The Friends aim to help keep the fabric of the building in the current state of good repair and achieve this by member subscriptions and an interesting array of fundraising activities ranging from the annual Summer Fair, bi-monthly talks on a great variety of subjects, two outings per year and three fun supper evenings a year ranging from the traditional Harvest Supper, to Curry Evenings, to Fish and Chip Suppers. All regular fund raising events are open to members and non-members alike. We also organise larger fund raising initiatives depending on specific fund raising requirements

In the last few years, the Friends have been able to help All Saints’ with financial support for the following projects.
New altar linen, new Sacristy lighting, new heating in the ‘John Wood’ function room, new humidifiers for the fine ‘Hill’ organ, a contribution towards roof repairs, a contribution towards the restoration of the churchyard gates and a substantial contribution to the repair and restoration of three badly damaged stained glass windows and the reinstatement of wire mesh window guards.

The Friends cannot exist without the constant support of its current members and the addition of new members. Membership ranges from annual individual membership, annual joint membership, individual life membership and joint life membership.

About All Saints

All Saints’ came into existence because a small group of laymen were anxious to establish a church in Cheltenham where the services should be of a High Church Tractarian type, different from those usually found in the town. The foundation stone was laid on 27th December 1865, there is however, a mystery surrounding the laying of the foundation stone as despite attempts to locate it, the site is as yet unknown, although if it were laid, as tradition would dictate, in the north east corner, it may well be obscured by the later addition to the building housing the John Wood Room. The church was consecrated on 2nd November 1868 by the Rt. Revd. C. J. Ellicott, Bishop of Gloucester. The Parish of All Saints’, Pittville, Cheltenham, was formed by adjusting the boundaries of two neighbouring parishes.

What's On

For 2017 we have an interesting and diverse programme of bi-monthly talks. We have decided not to run any outings this year but are holding our usual suppers this year including a Fish & Chips Evening, a Curry Evening and the usual Harvest Supper. We will also be hosting a couple of Musical Recitals / Concerts, yet to have their dates confirmed, but watch this space.

Contact Us

The Friends of All Saints’ are always very eager to hear from members and non-members alike and value any feed-back from events talks etc, ideas for future fund raising projects or events, requests for more information and above all membership application enquiries.