Rotary is a worldwide network of men and women who translate their passions into relevant social causes, to change lives in communities and is made up of over 1.2 million Rotary members in 34,000 Rotary clubs in 200 countries and geographical areas around the world.
Because the Rotary Club of Wendover and District is a relatively new club we possibly have a fresh outlook and a more relaxed attitude than the more traditional clubs. Our members come from Wendover and the surrounding villages and as far afield as Tring just over the county border in Hertfordshire.
60% of our club members are women and we have a realistic approach to attendance, understanding the pressures and stresses of modern life. All we ask is that you do what you can when you can.
As Rotarians we are part of the largest service organisation in the world and our aim is simply to serve others; to give something back utilising the skills, talents and energy of our members collectively. Our club raises money for local, national and international projects and we also organise purely social gatherings for fun and friendship. It is friendship with a purpose.
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St Mary's Church Wendover was built in the late 13th and early 14th century. The building was restored and extended in 1868/69 then in 2010/11. The interior was extensively refurbished and re-ordered with new lime stone floor (incorporating under floor heating), lighting and seating.
St Mary’s is steeped in history. In mediaeval times the rood cross was venerated as a place of pilgrimage. During the Civil War, Cromwell’s troops camped in the church (you can still see the graffiti!) and in 1799 the first penny savings bank in the country was started in the church vestry.
For generations the church has participated in the main events of life. Babies are baptised, young people are confirmed, and couples are married and at the end of our earthly life we are commemorated before our remains are laid to rest in the churchyard.
St Mary’s is a living building, meeting the needs of its members and the village community. Week in, week out, the active congregation comes to worship God and local organisations use the facilities of St Mary’s Centre. The church is also used for musical concerts and other village events.
What is the building’s history?
Although it is certain that a church has existed on the site since the 12th Century, the present building dates mainly from the early and later parts of the 14th Century. It consists of a tower, nave, chancel, north and south aisles, north and south porches and chancel aisles (the north side now being St Mary’s Centre).
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