Did you know? The total cost of operating and the day to day maintenance of our church for a year is close to £50,000. That’s almost £1,000 a week but we currently only average a little over £350 a week in collections at our Sunday services and other regular covenanted giving to the church. That leaves us with £650 per week which has to be generated from special events, donations and other fund-raising activities. This means that we cannot plan for medium or long term expenditure because we have insufficient “regular” income: we are living very much hand to mouth.
However, the above figures do not include the costs of any major fabric repairs to the building but, should the need arise, we would also be required to raise the finance for any such work in addition to our regular outgoings if we are going to protect the future of our fine church building.