The Friends was established in 2010 to assist in the restoration, preservation, repair, maintenance, improvement and beautification for the benefit of the public the fabric of the church of St James the Great, Westerleigh and its churchyard and other amenities within the boundaries of the village as approved by The Friends; also to encourage greater use of the church building by the wider community.
The Friends led the local fund raising for the major repairs ot the church roof in 2013. Since then have organised village events such as the massively popular harvest auction in the New Inn in September. Recently the Friends have organised the monthly village breakfast in the summer, serving typically 50 full English Breakfasts on Saturday morning.
View FOSJ Constitution: fosj2012_0216_Friends of St James constitution v2.pdf