The Parish Friends are a group of people from within the Benefice of Frensham (the villages of Frensham and Dockenfield) who are authorised by the Vicar to offer their time, energy and a listening ear to villagers. They can help practically, such as giving lifts for shopping, medical or other appointments. Or they can simply be somebody who will offer company and conversation at home especially for those who are housebound.
All Parish Friends have completed Safeguarding training in line with Diocesan requirements and are DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checked. Morag James is the co-ordinator of the Parish Friends and can be contacted on 01252 793133. Claire Hughes is involved with the day to day administration and can be contacted on 01252 795192.
Each street in the Benefice has a Parish Friend representative and the full list is published in the Parish Magazine which is widely distributed and available in St Mary's Church and the Frensham Village shop.