Thank you for taking the time to think about how you can contribute to the life of your local church.
You may be surprised to learn that the vast majority , some 98%, of the funding for our five churches comes from the generosity of the residents, visitors and the people who worship week by week.
We all know talking about money and volunteering is, at best, awkward but we also know we cannot survive without it. Like households and businesses, the church has financial commitments and bills to pay and needs a helping hand with the workload.
All of the churches' mission in the community, its staff and administration, bills and general maintainance expenses are funded locally. We also rely upon the generosity of time given by volunteers and other help to meet the needs of the comunity we serve.
Major restorations to preserve and improve our listed churches come at an additional cost. Those projects have to be funded through applications for grants and separate fundraising efforts.
Across the Benefice we need to find around £70,000 a year to maintain our routine ministry here. That's approximately £1,300 per week. Our ambitious projects across the benefice to restore and develop our churches for the benefit of the comunity will require extra support over the next five years.
If you are ableto give to support any of these five churches in some way, we thank you for taking time to prayerfully consider your gift. You can find out more here.
With every blessing,The Ministry Team