Friends of St Mary’s Church Adderbury (FOSMA)

church-logoFOSMA was formed in March 2009. Its aim is to raise money for the repair and upkeep of the fabric of our beautiful village church. Since its formation it has become a registered charity and obtained approval in order that it reclaim tax back via the Gift Aid scheme.
It is the Parochial Church Council who sets the agenda for ongoing maintenance and we work closely with them to help provide as much funding as possible.
To date just over £129,000 has been raised by holding a series of successful, enjoyable and varied events and from generous donations and also membership fees. (For future events please see ‘What’s On’ on £40,000 has been spent on the repair of the wood panelling near the War Memorial, a FOSMA notice board in Church, renovation of the notice board at the Lychgate and an ambitious and much-admired project providing a new wrought iron gate at the south porch church entrance. The two south windows have also been beautifully renovated.
In 2013 there was a full review of the church building which showed a number of areas that required urgent repairs. Having given nearly £17,000 towards these costs since 2009, further substantial commitments to the Tower and with the help of a very generous donation, improvements to the heating system are being investigated.
Becoming a ‘Friend’ is easy. Application forms are available in church and also from
Stephanie Lea (Treasurer)
Nick Fennell (Membership Secretary) 01295 811059
Anthony Wagg  01295 812199
Debby Dickinson            –
Jane Bradlow                  –
Sophie Hammond          –
Chris and Colin Galloway –
Caroline Rathbone          –
Friends’ Membership rates are:
Individual – annual £10 Two adults, same address – annual £15
Individual – life £200 Two adults, same address – life £300
Corporate – annual £50.
In return you get the opportunity to attend our social events (with advanced notice), an Annual Report and most important of all the knowledge that you are helping to keep the Church in good repair for future generations.
We look forward to welcoming you to FOSMA.


National Gardens Scheme (Adderbury Group)

Private gardens open to the public one Sunday a year for charities, predominantly Macmillan Nurses, Marie Curie and Katharine House Hospice.

Gardens Open once in July

Contact: Dr David White
Phone: 01295 812679

Katharine House Hospice

Specialist palliative care services.

Supporting those with life-limiting illnesses whose disease is not responsive to curative treatment, the Katharine House Hospice serves a community of approximately 150,000 people in Oxfordshire and South Northamptonshire with Hospice care and a Community Nursing team.

The aim of hospice care is to improve the lives of people with life-threatening illness of any diagnosis, whose disease is not responsive to curative treatment.  Hospices provide care for people from the point at which their illness is diagnosed as advanced, to the end of their life, however long that may be.  Hospice care emphasises quality of life and therefore places a high value on dignity, respect, and the wishes of the person who is ill.

Hospice care provides for the patient’s medical, emotional, social, practical, psychological and spiritual needs.  Care also extends to the family and all who are close to the patient.   This care is delivered into the bereavement period.

For general information, please contact Administration on 01295 811866,
or email

For information on events and campaigns, please contact the Fundraising Office 01295 816484, or email

Contact: Chris Higgins
Phone: 01295 811866
Address: East End, Adderbury, OX17 3NL

Lake House – The Order of St John Care Trust

Residential care home for the over 65’s. 43 residents plus day care centre Monday to Friday.

24 hour care, activities programme, all single rooms, visitors welcome.

Phone: 01295 811183
Address: Lake House, Lake Walk, The Green, Adderbury, OX17 3NG