The Guardians of Martock Church


In 1996 a Charitable Trust was formed and the charity, to be known as The Guardians of Martock Church, is dedicated to raising funds on an on-going basis for the repair, restoration and upkeep of the fabric of the Church.

The Guardians are supported by people from all sections of the village community. The Trust is completely independent of the PCC of All Saints' Church and any funds raised remain the assets of the Trustees.

The Trust document defines “the fabric of the church” as “the Church and Churchyard and contents including monuments, ornaments, furnishings, bells, organ, windows, and other embellishments and equipment of the Church as an ancient building of beauty, historic and architectural interest.” Since then responsibility for the churchyard has been taken over by the Parish council.

The main fund raising activities are events, primarily concerts, in the church – plus an annual raffle. The Guardians have staged over 107 concerts since 2002 that have been attended by over 15,000 people, raising over £60,000.

The next Guardians event is:


Thursday 20th September at 7.30 p.m.

Fran Sandham illustrated talk- My solo three thousand mile-walk across Africa atMartock Church TA12 6JL: £6 at door/£5 @ 07955 467896.  Well renownedspeaker and author with over 400 much praised presentations to his credit, he has also written for many of the mainstream newspapers.







Saturday 17th November at 7.30 p.m.

Dorset Police Male Voice Choir

This 45-strong choir come highly recommended and this was the only 2018 date free when we Dorset Police Choirbooked them in late 2016.

Tickets £9 on the door, £8 from Martock News, Martock Gallery or 01935 822706. Accompanied children under 16 admitted free.