Everything we do has two vital ingredients. We need lots more of both, so please read on.
We need VOLUNTEERS to help with:
Events Looking after the Church
Selling tickets Cleaning
Helping at events Churchyard tidying and gardening
Providing/serving refreshments Preparing notices
Sidesperson (taking collection etc.) Distributing notices
and we need FINANCE:
Did you know:
The Church of England requires each community to fund its local church in full;
Our contribution to the payroll costs for the clergy and their support staff is about £4,000 per year;
It costs over £1,000 per year and a lot of volunteer work to keep the churchyard looking tidy;
Our insurance and electricity together cost over £2,000 per year;
After we meet our basic costs, we rarely have much left over to meet the repair programme (totalling over £25,000) recommended in our last 5 yearly inspection;
Over 90% of our regular income comes from donations from individuals and fund raising work by volunteers.
Can you help us with fund-raising - organising appeals, grant applications?
Can you help us with a one off donation ?
Why not become a regular donor ?
Don’t forget that if you are a UK taxpayer,
Gift Aid can increase your donation by 25%
and, before you go,
Why not remember St Mary’s (and other charities) in your will
by opening a Charities Aid Foundation Legacy Account ?