Church of England Diocese of Hereford Richards Castle

ALL SAINTS CHURCH - POSSIBLE CLOSURE

29 Sep 2020, 7:30 p.m.
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At the PCC meeting of 21st September, the decision was made to move towards

closing the church building. There are various reasons for this.

• For quite a number of years the church has struggled to make ends meet: to pay

our Parish Share and to maintain the Grade 1 listed building.

• The congregation numbers have been steadily declining which impacts on the

balance sheet. Innovative new types of services and creative adaptation of

traditional services have not translated into a sustained increase in the

congregation.

• It has become too onerous for the members of the PCC and a few dedicated

volunteers to shoulder the responsibility for maintenance and the tasks of

running the Church, plus the vital fundraising. Covid 19 has precluded

fundraising and exacerbated an already serious situation.

If you do not want the church building to close, please come to the Annual

Meeting of Parishioners at 10.45am on Sunday, 4th October in All Saints, to

say what you would like from your church in the future. Without people willing

to commit time and effort to the church, it will be impossible for it to

continue.