As well as being places of worship, churches and cathedrals were once used by communities as meeting places, banqueting halls, as venues for plays and fairs and even areas to thresh and store grain.
These days, church usage is in large part restricted to religious services. Since attendance at services has been declining over the years, many church buildings are, for the most part, idle. Huntington church has been no exception.
Many more people than those attending services have ties to or general good will towards this much loved church. The Friends scheme provides a means for exploring creative ways to make the church a vibrant centre of the village once again and in so doing, contribute to the costs of repair, renovation and development so that we can pass the building on to succeeding generations in a good state.