About The Friends of St George’s

The Friends of St George’s was established in 2008 to maintain and renovate the fabric of the Church and to expand and strengthen its role in the community.

Since its establishment in 2008 the Friends has raised money towards two major projects:

  • Restoration of St. George’s West Window: The Friends contributed over £10,000 towards the total cost of £57,000.
  • Installation of new lighting in St George’s and cleaning of the interior: The Friends contributed £27,000 of the £177,000 needed to complete the work

We have an extensive programme of events planned and details can be found here.

Our Committee is drawn from a mix of members of the congregation of St.George’s and from the surrounding community and meets 6 times a year to plan & organise the programme and to discuss projects. Our current Patron is the Rt Revd Nicholas Chamberlain, Bishop of Grantham.

The present Committee members, elected at the AGM are:

Chair: Barbara Peacock
Treasurer & Membership Secretary: Joan Trinder
Minutes Secretary: Hilary Pitkethly
Mike de la Hunt
Dorothy Gregory
Sarah Mercer
Hilary Pitkethly
Sue Melbourne
Paul Taylor

How to Join

Membership is open to anyone on payment of an annual subscription of £10.00 pp pa and membership forms can be downloaded here or can be obtained from the Parish Office, or from the table at the back of church.
Benefits include invitations to all Friends events, free or reduced price admission to events.
Membership offers the chance to be actively involved in plans for the future of St.George’s Church, its
buildings and its role in the community.

Details of Merchandise

The following items are available to view & buy from the back of church:

  • postcards
  • mugs
  • Guide Book
  • Book on the Clog Calendar
  • notelets
  • tote bags
  • coasters
  • Christmas cards (available from September)

Our safeguarding policy can be viewed here. If you would like to offer help, ask questions or ask for tickets for events then please contact the Parish Office on 0191 281 1659 or email the office at info@friendsofstgeorgesjesmond.org.uk.

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Thank you for your support.

Support Us

Since establishing in 2008 the Friends has raised money towards two major projects:

  • the restoration of St. George’s West Window
  • Installation of new lighting in St George’s and cleaning of the interior

The Friends have contributed over £35,000 towards the costs to complete these projects but we need your help to continue the work we do supporting our Grade 1 listed church. Any donations are welecomed and appreciated

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Future Events

Meet our Trustees

 SUE Melbourne

SUE Melbourne

I am a retired primary school headteacher, who has also enjoyed providing opportunities for children to be involved in music throughout my career. I enjoy supporting the Junior Choir at St. George’s church and am on the governing body at a local school. I have lived in High West Jesmond for over 40 years, since coming to Newcastle as a student in 1980.

I have worshipped at St. George’s church for over 20 years and, having been a member of the FOSG’s for several years, was delighted to be asked to join the committee and become a trustee in 2022. I am fully supportive of their aims and valuable work in preserving and developing this beautiful building and grounds, in the heart of Jesmond, for the benefit of the whole community.