Church Appeal

 

St Bartholomew’s Church is a grade 2 listed building in a beautiful conservation area. The church serves the community with regular Sunday and mid-week services and is a very popular venue for weddings, baptisms, concerts and community events.

However, we receive no income from the government or the Church of England and our running costs of £161 per day include an annual payment to the diocese of over £30,000, well in excess of the amount raised by the congregation.

Additionally we have been working for some years, admirably supported by the local community, to raise money for the church building itself, which is in constant need of maintenance and restoration.

To meet the needs of church and community we are currently improving facilities by the addition of toilets, kitchen, meeting room and storage within church. The cost of this project is  in the region of £160,000. The programme has been phased to be carried out as funds become available through grants, donations and fund-raising.

We need as much community involvement as possible to raise this money, so please support our efforts in whatever way you can.