Friends of St Martin’s

The Friends of St Martin’s are a varied group of people from across the UK who care about the church and want to help preserve it for future generations. By paying an annual membership fee ranging from £5 to £12 the Friends help ensure that St Martin’s remains open to the public with a varied programme of community activities and one-off events, in addition to regular worship.


Friends membership is open to all, including Christians, members of different faith communities and those who do not belong to any faith.


The responsibility to maintain the church lies with the Parochial Church Council of Bilborough and Strelley, who also care for St John’s Bilborough and All Saints, Strelley. The Friends support the PCC in their work to maintain the building and its heritage.


It’s really easy to become a Friend of St Martin’s, see the different ways you can do this on the right hand side of this page.


Friends of St Martin’s Management Committee


The Friends of St Martin’s is run by a Management Committee made up of people from the local and wider community. This group is made up of a Chairperson, Treasurer, Membership Secretary, Minutes Secretary and other members who support regular community activities and organise one-off events to raise funds and the profile of the church.


Responsibilities include


  • Maintaining a programme of events and activities at the church
  • Encouraging the take up of volunteering opportunities and to support the volunteers in these roles
  • Promoting the activities at the church and ensuring it remains accessible to the local and wider community.
  • Raising funds to ensure the church remains sustainable into the future


If you are interested in finding out more about Volunteering opportunities at St Martin’s visit our ‘Volunteering’ page for more information.

How to get involved

Download and complete the Friends membership form

Email  Subject ‘Friends Membership’

Telephone: 0115 928 2441 to contact the membership secretary