Fundraising

The 6Ps campaign    

Protecting the Past
Preserving the Present
Planning for Posterity

Our target is £1,250,000. To date we have raised £935,050, of which £425,000 was given by the David Thomas Trust.

The first phase of the major reordering of the church was completed in 2020. Fundraising is now focused on repair of the much valued organ and the stained glass windows, with activities including: events (concerts, plays, craft sales and charity auctions); grant applications; individual and corporate donations.

Sponsor a chair

Twenty-five of the 300 new chairs remain unsponsored. If you would like to sponsor a chair(s) in memory of someone, to mark a special occasion, on behalf of a group or organisation, or simply to contribute to the 6Ps, click here for a leaflet.

Church running costs

It costs £3,100 per week to run the church, to maintain the building and church yard, and to pay for staff and their training. This money mainly comes from the generosity of those who regularly give through the Stewardship Scheme. In addition, funds are raised through collections taken at services, and from fees and hire charges for other uses of the building.

The church is mainly run by volunteers of whom an estimated 200 to 300 are involved at any one time: bellringers; music group and choir; junior church leaders; cleaning, vacuuming and hospitality teams; sacristans, servers, welcomers; the pastoral care and outreach teams; churchyard working parties; the flower guild. If you would like to know more about contributing to any of these activities, please contact the church office by email or on 01453 889004