Friends

Recently the Friends have been responsible for the renovation of the College Crest, the repair of the railings on the front stepways, contributing towards the cost of the renovation of the Clock, and the restoration of the wellhead.  Their most recent project, in 2023, was to contribute £5,000 to the Trustees in part payment of the felling of a tree and consequent work on the boundary wall.

In 2023. the Friends held three events, which raised a total of just over £1,000: a Garden Party in July, Tea and a Stall at the Open Day in September, and a Concert with Tea in November. Graham Bradshaw is seen here, welcoming Clarisma at the Concert.

A very happy Cream Tea event featuring “Clarisma” on a very dark February afternoon in 2020 raised £222 for the Friends

A Coffee morning on January 25th 2020 raised £260 for the Friends

Friends’ visit to Westminster Abbey (Summer 2019)

Friends’ visit to the Henry Moore Studios and Gardens at Much Hadham (Summer 2018)

The Friends of Bromley and Sheppard’s Colleges Association helps raise money to support the work of the Trustees of the Colleges in their duties of preserving and up-keeping the historic buildings and grounds, in order to continue providing accommodation for retired clergy of  the Church of England and eligible family members. Membership costs £10 per annum. Members of the Friends receive invitations to occasional special services in the chapel, fund-raising events at the Colleges and outings to places of interest.

For more information or to join the Friends please contact the Membership Secretary, Rev. David Darling, c/o College Office, Bromley and Sheppard’s Colleges, London Road, Bromley, BR1 1PE (email fbsc@live.co.uk) who can supply a membership application form upon request.