How's the church funded?

We are very grateful to all who support our life in any way - with their time, talents, and their financial giving. Our fundraising efforts each year include fairs and social events and much other work by many committed people to safeguard our heritage and support the life of the church in our parish.

Churches do not receive any government or statutory funding or regular financial support - everything is paid for by members of our congregation and others who give regularly and faithfully to support our life, and by fees charged for other services and events.

It costs around £250 a week to carry out the work we do, and to maintain our building.

Like other charities, we are able to claim Gift Aid refunds on donations made to us, and we seek grant funding from charities and trusts for major expenses (eg. the major restoration of St John's completed in 2016 was made possible by Heritage Lottery Fund and others). Our regular expenses include the upkeep of our listed church building, paying our contribution to the Diocese and central Church of England funds (for clergy stipends and pensions and other administrative costs) as well as work done in the parish. 

As a parish, we seek to support and to give as much to charitable causes as we are able to.