Friends of St George’s Trustees
Our aims as trustees are to maintain and renovate the fabric of the Grade 1 listed church building to expand St George’s role in the community
Barbara Peacock MBE
I’ve been a resident of Jesmond and a regular worshipper at St George’s for over 50 years!
Set in the center of the community the church is a wonderful focal point for the people of Jesmond and with the Green for everyone to enjoy, one of the few green spaces in the area. It can never be built on.
I am hugely fascinated by the history of St George’s and have done a vast amount of research into its origins. I enjoy taking tours round this Grade 1 listed building and revealing some of its treasures.
Treasurer & Membership Secretary
I joined Friends of St George’s at its inception to contribute whatever I could to maintain a marvellous Grade I listed building and its cultural significance to the community of people living in Jesmond.
Along the way I’ve had a lot of fun and met a lot of lovely people at the fundraising events that the Friends run. Membership is great value at £10, the events are always great fun and the concerts are top-notch. Very soon after I joined in 2010 I was asked to join the committee as a community member and become Treasurer, a role I’ve been happy to perform ever since.
I’ve been going to St George’s for 40 years and have been on the FOSG Committee since its inception.
The Church is a living work of art and because of its design has wonderful acoustics for all kinds of performances. I strongly believe that it should be open to, and used by, local people whether or not they are churchgoers. That is why I like to help FOSG raise funds towards the upkeep of this special place.
Michael de la Hunt
I am a retired hospital healthcare worker and have lived in Jesmond for the last 35 years.
As a Friend of St George’s, I am committed to preserve and enhance these beautiful historic buildings, the Green and the valuable facilities they provide for the whole community
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.
I am a Chartered Engineer with thirty plus years international business experience. My volunteer roles include the NHS, Healthcare, Regional Theatre, Dementia Care and Newcastle Cathedral Trust.
Originally from London I have lived in Jesmond for over 30 years. I’m currently chair of trustees at Jesmond Library and committee member of the community orchard.
Dorothy Gregory MBE
I am a retired headteacher with a background of working in early years education and parental and family support.
I have lived in Jesmond for over thirty years and now reside nearby in Gosforth. However I have continued to support the activities of the Friends of St George’s as a community member.
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