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 Concert is:

Saturday 10th March at 7.30 p.m.

The Clayhanger String Quartet

Second visit - playing light classical music

Clayhangers String Quartet

This String Quartet is well-known throughout Devon for their concerts in aid of deserving charities and The Guardians are delighted to welcome them back. Their concert here in September 2016 was a delight.They will play three well-loved pieces, Haydn's Quartet in G major op 76 #1, Borodin's Quartet #2 (Kismet) and Dvorak's Quartet in F major (The American).

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