It takes a considerable amount of money to run and maintain our beautiful church.
Contrary to what many people might believe, we do not receive any financial support from The Church of England. Quite the reverse, in fact, as around
£54,000 has to be raised and paid annually to the Diocese of Portsmouth as our parish contribution.
In addition, money has to be found to keep the church in a good state of repair and pay for the utilities and day to day running costs.
Throughout the year, those who worship at St John’s, and those who already support us, work to raise money by organising a wide range of events such as concerts, quiz nights and the ever popular annual fete.
Please will you help your church. There are various options:
• Join the parish giving scheme (PGS). If you are a taxpayer, your gift will be topped up by 25%.
• A one-off donation large or small will help pay towards our utility bills.
• A regular monthly donation of £10 or £20 would help enormously.
• With a bequest in favour of the church by remembering us in your will.
To find out more, please call or email David Hillier, 01329 833896, email@example.com