Since 2000, about £600,000 has been spent repairing our 800 year old landmark building. According to the latest architect’s report about £354,000’s worth of work still needs to be done  

The current project is to repair the Victorian glass and Tudor stonework nave clerestory windows.  These are the eight windows above the nave looking down into the body of the church.  The stone window surrounds are cracked and crumbling, and the ironwork holding the glazing has rusted, and some of the panes are the wrong glass from a previous ‘restoration’.  The rust streaks down the walls. 

The cost is £120,848 and there is still £3,200 to find.   The church has not been decorated for 50 years (!!). Once the glass work is done we can move on to decoration and the church will look stunning. 

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Membership costs £15 a year for a single subscription, or £25 for a couple. 




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The Friends of St Mary’s Church is a group which started in 2000 to support the work which is needed to keep the Church building in good and safe condition.  It works separately from the church members and the Parochial Church Council (which owns the building, receives no financial support from the Church of England, and has significant expenses to pay just keeping the church and the services running)


Friends of St Mary's Church Newport from Friends of St Marys Church Newport

The objects of the Friends of St. Mary's Church, Newport are to maintain, repair, restore, preserve, improve, beautify and reconstruct for the benefit of the public the fabric of St Mary’s Church, Newport, its monuments, fixtures, fittings, furniture, stained glass, ornaments and other chattels and its churchyard.