News Archive - December 2005
It is encouraging to report that following the recent appeal for a review of personal giving, there has been a favourable response, a number who have increased their giving, by standing order amendments and additionally through the Free Will Offering envelope scheme. A number of additional sets of envelopes have also been issued recently for use in 2006, linked with Gift Aid Declarations - many thanks to all of you who have rallied to the call for more funds.
In order to reduce the amount of an anticipated shortfall this year in our General Fund - the day-to-day 'running expenses' of the church - a Christmas Fayre was held on 19 November. This proved to be a most successful and enjoyable occasion - being visited by folk from near and far - who found the numerous stalls heavily laden with 'goodies' suitable for all occasions, not just Christmas. A total of £990 was raised - a wonderful result for an event which it is hoped can be repeated next year.
Many thanks are due to all the stall holders and caterers who provided delicious ploughmans lunches throughout the two hours of the event. In particular, thanks to Chris Banks and Sally Taylor for their organising expertise.
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