The cost of maintaining these old listed buildings and unique medieval treasures is enormous. The burden of maintaining our Church is very heavy for the regular congregation and one way of spreading the load is to form a “friends” organisation which helps to raise funds to maintain the fabric of the building. Often people who do not normally come to church, will be prepared to support maintaining it as part of the infrastructure of a village so that it will still be there for future generations.
So we are asking you, would you be prepared to help by becoming a Friend?
Perhaps you or your family have had a long association with one of our Parishes; you may have been married there, baptised there; or have a family member buried in one of our Churchyards; you may have just visited and been moved by the simplistic of the building and the peace of the Churchyard.
You can find out about becoming a 'Friend' by contacting us for further details and mentioning Friends in the subject and specify which church you would like to become a Friend of, or download this application form if you wish to become a Friend of St Peter's Spixworth. We will email you a form which you can comeplete and return with your donation and you will then get a certificate confirming your membership, if you prefer you can make a one off donation instead of becoming a Friend. All the funds raised through The Friends will only be used to maintain or enhance the fabric of the Church and Churchyard.
The Church receives no government funding and the maintenance of the building and the extensive churchyard is mainly left to the worshipping congregation, we hope that our many friends from the wider community will want to help us preserve our Churches so that with your help, support and generosity they can continue to stand in all its beauty for years to come.
‘We have been given the rewarding but challenging task of maintaining our church buildings for future generations. But, as you will be aware, the task is continuous and expensive. One cannot simply visit ones local DIY Superstore when it comes to even the most routine of repairs, any support given by our community and beyond in this task is greatly appreciated.’
With every blessing
Keith Rengert Rector