As a small, almost wholly voluntary body, we rely on a wide variety of help from volunteers.
If you’re thinking of volunteering, there are lots of ways to get involved. We’re currently recruiting for:
And if you don’t live near one of our churches, or can’t make a regular commitment, we also host volunteer working parties for one-off conservation projects across England and Wales.
Whatever inspires you to get stuck in, we’d love to hear from you!
By volunteering with us you can:
“Volunteers are the backbone of our organisation. They are guardians of these special places — offering practical support,
but also enthusing others about the beauty and wonder of their church.”
Friends of Friendless Churches Director, Rachel Morley
Sutterby – what do you see? A signpost; a few houses; a small church; a hard working agricultural landscape of tractor and barn.
Step back – look again – for here under the grass and plough is another landscape – one of people, of heritage, of owls, of lichens, of hidden marl and soft, sacred Spilsby sandstone. Second sightings of a lost congregation glimpsed through inventories and wills. Iron Age visitors scattering flints now precious mementoes of a forgotten and lost world.
Stop and listen for the church has a story to tell …
Tiny, ancient, humble with an open door, which invites you to enter. As you do so, you take the first steps into seeing not just one building in a lost landscape, but first steps into understanding history pared down into one community viewed over time.
This small church has drawn together an eclectic, delightful mix of people, thoughts, skills and ideas bonded together by a desire to understand one deserted corner of the Lincolnshire Wolds. We dig, record, research, survey, plant, plan, weed, sow, broggle. We meet our villagers through grave stones, vellum, pottery and flints. We meet them through learning their crafts. We meet them as we stare together at the stars.
Saved by the Friends of Friendless Churches, St John the Baptist, Sutterby stands sentinel to its past yet has a beating heart in the present.
We welcome you to visit the Spirit of Sutterby website and learn more …
If you’re interested in volunteering, or would like to learn more, please contact us at email@example.com.