Fundraising & Events

Yes, we really do need to keep at the fundraising.  We have several projects to take forward – and support for all our fundraising events is a great way for members of our congregation (and others….friends, neighbours, relations and colleagues) to engage in something specific and targeted to both our immediate and long-term needs.    Peter Stretton (549837) heads the Events team…please let him or the Churchwardens or Vicar know if you have any bright ideas for possible fundraising events…..especially if you would like to mastermind the running of one.  You can also email

Current events:

Beer Festival

Autumn Beer Festival and Family Fun Day, Friday and Saturday, September 13th & 14th.  Go to the Beer Festival page for more details


Future events:

Wine tasting

A date on an evening in October will be confirmed on which you can come and taste some wines with your friends!  Lovely!

Race night

The Race Night organised by Christine Littlewood will now run the evening of Friday, November 15th.  Admission will be £10 Adult & £5 Child.   More details to follow


Quiz night

Calling all quizzers:  The quiz night, masterminded by Peter Stretton, has had to be postponed from May until a future date early next year.

Further details will follow, but the format will be the tried and tested one and will include a fish and chip supper.


Recent events:

Afternoon recital

Dorothy Maxwell (who some will know from her Sunday organ playing for us a while back) and Ray Ross generously gave a free afternoon recital of an hour’s French music for keyboard and flute on Saturday, March 2nd at 3.00pm.  Donations in aid of St Robert’s raised £335

Burns Night Supper

A great night out was had by those who attended the Burn’s Night Supper.  Haggis all the way from Morayshire was piped in with due ceremony by Donald Morgan and addressed appropriately by Iain Ward-Campbell before being consumed with gusto accompanied by bashed neeps and tatties.  Whisky was drunk, poems were recited, songs sung beautifully by Christine Littlewood who also responded to the ‘Toast to the Lassies’., and we finished off by singing lustily all verses (five, plus refrains) of Auld Lang Syne!  Thanks to John for organising a wonderfully cozy and convivial evening, which benefited the Fabric Fund by £500 .

Beati Concert

Beati and Friends came to give their winter concert in St Roberts on Friday January 18th at 7.30 p.m. The programme included a fantastic variety of music to suit all tastes plus readings and poems from the inimitable Christine Littlewood and duets from Niamh Robinson and Fran Scott.  Proceeds for the Music Fund amounted to £800



Easter hampers

Easter chocolate hampers raised in excess of £250

We are very grateful to those who so generously donated items for the sumptuous hampers prepared by members of our Youth Group, who also handled the sale of tickets and the draw following the Easter morning eucharist.


Family Barbecue

The weather smiled on us, people came in droves, dug into their pockets and a great time was had by all at the Great Midsummer Family Barbecue on June 22nd.  Profits for the Building Fund were in excess of £1,400

Cream tea with the Vicar

In the afternoon on Saturday, July 13th, Sally and John were ‘At Home’ serving delicious cream teas to their visitors!






Choir robes:  the choir needs some new robes.  One proposal is that these could be funded by ‘crowd funding’ (past successes for this were new hymnbooks and re-covering the chairs) where individuals sponsor one specific item (or proportion thereof!)