Well, you may have seen on Facebook that we had a very successful Open Day last Saturday (24th July 2021) at Week St Mary Church. A wide range of local residents visited the church and enjoyed the cake and bric-a-brac stalls, the cream teas, the church tower and the bouncy castle. The weather was far more kind than we had expected and allowed us to do everything we had planned.
Many people also left us their gifts for the year and several promised to sign up to the Parish Giving Scheme which makes regular giving so much easier and helps the church to plan ahead knowing that there is a regular income.
Grateful thanks to those who have already given either in church or online. If you haven't got round to doing so yet, I include the links for the Parish Giving scheme and our Give a Little pages below, you can also pay directly to WSM Church PCC, using the reference 'GIFTDAY21'
1. Our Give a Little Page –
2. Our Bank details for Direct payments:
NAT WEST BANK:
Account Name: Week St Mary PCC
Sort Code: 53-50-52
Account No: 04109171
Please use Reference: GIFTDAY21
(Cheques to Week St Mary PCC)
3. The Parish Giving Scheme for setting up regular donations large or small:
Or phone 0333 002 1271 with your bank details to be guided through the process.
Thank you again for considering the needs of your church and for all your support whether financial or by working so hard behind the scenes.
Churchwardens: Lesley (01288 341221) and Linda (01288 341468)
Some may say a landmark for the area as it can be seen for many miles and I am sure many of you look for the tower in the distance driving back towards the Village. We are only custodians of this Grade 1 Listed building during our lifetime and responsible for its upkeep. During last year’s Quinquennial Report (every five years) by a surveyor on the structure and condition of the building it was highlighted that the ENTIRE CHURCH ROOF will need REPLACING within 5 to 8 years.
This is obviously a VERY costly job to undertake and quite daunting for the PCC to find the money. In order to comply with our Church Insurance, we have to show that preparations are under way to finance the repairs. The PCC decided at their meeting in September to kick start the ROOF FUND and have set up a RESTRICTED FUND namely for the ROOF with £10,000 which we had from a legacy.
We will be looking at our options regarding grant funding and hopefully donations to pay for this very big and expensive job which will run into many hundreds of thousands of £s.
Every £1 counts and if anyone has any ideas to help us on this mammoth project, we would be delighted to hear from you as we will have to do some match funding at the very least.
Any suggestions or enquiries please contact: Linda Cobbledick (PCC Secretary) firstname.lastname@example.org
Calor Village of the Year 2009 - County Winner
St. Mary's Church
For matters concerning
St. Mary's Church,
please contact the churchwardens:
Lesley Booker Tel: 01288 341221 or Linda Cobbledick Tel: 01288 341468
50º 45'03.84N 4º 30'01.39W OS: SX 237977 Elevation: 142m
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