As a church we endeavour to support you in your daily lives and on your frontlines. Together we seek to embrace and live out our vision. On Sundays and during the week, we gather as a community to worship, pray and give thanks.
We want to continue the valuable ministry of the Churches in our community, offering baptisms, funerals and weddings, ministry to retired people, youth, children and people of all ages. As a Church we support many initiatives in the local community including the Foodbank.
As a Church, we are self-supporting depending on the donations of those who attend to pay for all of our running costs and for the work we do. We do NOT receive any external funding from the Church of England or anywhere else.
We not only want to continue all that we already do, we have great vision for growth; your commitment & generosity make a difference to our churches and our community by allowing us to continue our work, enabling our vision of growing the church and reaching the community.
It costs us £23,000 a month to run both St Mary’s and St John’s. Children & Youth work alone costs us £4,000 per month. Currently, we are running a significant deficit budget so we first need to cover our existing costs.
So where does the rest go?
£10,000 to the Diocese (Parish Share)
£3,500 Staffing (not C&Y)
£1,300 Outward Giving