FOPA Board of Trustees

Elected Executive Commitee

Michael Hodges

Chairman of the Executive Committee Meetings

Margaret Goodrich

David Hawkins

Chris Hordern

Matthew Horton

David Long

Prof. Keith Robbins

Martyn Spence

David Williams-Thomas

Prof. Helen Whitwell

Honorary Officers

Vaughan Blake

Honorary Treasurer

Erica Norton O.B.E.

Honorary Secretary

Maggie Atherton

Honorary Membership Secretary

Ex Officio

Sir Michael Perry

President

Rev'd Claire Lording

Priest in Charge

Suzanne Clarke

Churchwarden of the Abbey

Bill Newman

Churchwarden of the Abbey

FOPA Meetings

Meetings are held regularly to review the requirements of the Abbey and to conduct the business of fundraising. Contact can be made at:

FOPA PO Box 46, Pershore, WR10 1YN

Or by e-mailing:  friends@pershoreabbey.org.uk

Become a Friend

Membership is welcomed. You can join by completing the Friends Application form:

Download Application Leaflet

Projects and Achievements

Pershore Abbey’s fabric is well maintained and, due to the generosity of donors & the foresight and work of the trustees, resources remain intact to address requirements as and when these emerge.

Most recent completed projects supported by us include:

  • Measured Digital Survey
  • Signage
  • Purchase of 100 “Nesting” Chairs
  • Purchase of Sound System and Mixing Desk
  • Level Access at West End Door
  • Roof Repairs and underpinning to the St John’s Chapel and North Transept

Future projects include:

  • A new pipe organ for the 21st Century
  • Restoration of the Bells, Carillon & Ringing Platform
  • New Toilets & Choir Vestry
  • Extension of Underfloor Heating

Upcoming Events at Pershore Abbey

We hold a small number of events throughout the year to update our members. Where possible we endeavour to ensure that these events also help with fundraising. Friends Memorial Lectures are held annually in June. Past speakers include Lord Digby Jones and Harriett Baldwin MP. The AGM and annual lunch takes place immediately after the patronal festival on the second Sunday in September. Occasional concerts in the Abbey to raise funds also take place.

The 2018 AGM will commence at 12.00noon on Sunday September 16th in Pershore Abbey.

Lunch will be served at 1.00pm at the Angel Inn and Posting House, High Street, Pershore.

Agendas, Lunch Tickets and Menus can be obtained from the Hon Sec. Erica Norton at erica.norton@btinternet.com 

 

The Friends of Pershore Abbey
Website Privacy Statement

 

Information Collection and Use

The Friends of Pershore Abbey is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. The Friends of Pershore Abbey collects information from our users at several different points on our website.

Cookies

A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive containing information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. Once the user closes their browser, the cookie simply terminates. For instance, by setting a cookie on our site, the user would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. If a user rejects the cookie, they may still use our site. The only drawback to this is that the user will be limited in some areas of our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site.

Some of our business partners use cookies on our site (for example, advertisers). However, we have no access to or control over these cookies.

Log Files

We use IP addresses to analyse trends, administer the site, track user’s movements, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Sharing

We will share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.

Links

This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we at The Friends of Pershore Abbey are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by our Website Network.

Newsletter

If a user wishes to subscribe to our newsletter, we ask for contact information such as name, email address and phone number.

Surveys & Contests

From time-to-time our site requests information from users via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and delivery address), and demographic information (such as postcode, age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.

Email-A-Friend

If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our site, we ask them for the friend’s name and email address. The Friends of Pershore Abbey will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the site. The Friends of Pershore Abbey stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email. The friend may contact The Friends of Pershore Abbey at www.fopa.org.uk  to request the removal of this information from our database.

Security

This website takes every precaution to protect our users’ information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and off-line.

While we use our best efforts to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user-information off-line. All of our users’ information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, our finance section or a customer service representative) are granted access to personally identifiable information. Our employees must use password-protected screen-savers when they leave their desk. When they return, they must re-enter their password to re-gain access to your information. Furthermore, ALL employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. Every quarter, as well as any time new policies are added, our employees are notified and/or reminded about the importance we place on privacy, and what they can do to ensure our customers’ information is protected. Finally, the servers that we store personally identifiable information on are kept in a secure environment, behind a locked cage.

If you have any questions about the security at our website, you can send an email to friends@pershoreabbey.org.uk

Special Offers

We send all new members a welcoming email to verify password and username. Established members will occasionally receive information on our organisation and our activities, and a newsletter. Out of respect for the privacy of our users we present the option to not receive these types of communications. Please see our choice and opt-out below.

Site and Service Updates

We also send the user site and service announcement updates. Members are not able to un-subscribe from service announcements, which contain important information about the service. We communicate with the user to provide requested services and in regards to issues relating to their account via email or phone.

Correction/Updating Personal Information

If a user’s personally identifiable information changes (such as your postcode, or if a user no longer desires our service, we will endeavour to provide a way to correct, update or remove that user’s personal data provided to us. This can usually be done at the member information page or by emailing info@PershoreAbbey.co.uk.

Choice/Opt-out

Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletter or promotional materials from our partners may opt-out of receiving these communications by replying to unsubscribe in the subject line in the email or email us at info@PershoreAbbey.co.uk

Users of our site are always notified when their information is being collected by any outside parties. We do this so our users can make an informed choice as to whether they should proceed with services that require an outside party, or not.

Notification of Changes

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users by way of an email. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.

 

 

Contact Details

The Friends of Pershore Abbey

PO Box 46

Pershore

WR10 1YN

 

Charity Number 500710