The Constitution of The Friends of St Gregory's Minster
The original Constitution was approved by the Charity Commission and the Charity Number 700344 was assigned to The Friends of St Gregory’s Minster Kirkdale in 1988. The most recent revision, following a resolution by the Trustees, was endorsed at the Annual General Meeting in 2012 and duly submitted for consideration by the Charity Commission.
Proposed adjustments were minor except for one, the effect of which was to include the curtilage of the church in the area within which the Friends were permitted to apply grants under the terms of the Constitution. This adjustment was made in awareness that the JCC was, or would soon be, facing costs for dealing with (for example) serious occurrences of flash flooding, for electric lighting in the churchyard and carpark areas, and for maintenance of the flagged path down to the church door, all of which directly affected the fabric of the church building or safety of access to the church. The inclusion of the curtilage in the charity’s ‘sphere of interest’ was considered and approved by the Charities Commission.