St. Mary's Church is greatly blessed in the financial support which it enjoys from a large number of parishioners and supporters nonetheless we have to keep a keen eye on the development of our annual budget, now in excess of £90,000 a year, to ensure that we can support the upkeep of the Church building and Parish Hall, the provision of ministry, the housing and stipends of our priests, as well as such costs as insurance, gas, electricity and office expenses.
We are tremendously grateful to all who contribute regularly and so generously to Church Funds but a quick calculation shows that it costs on average £250 per day or getting on for two thousand pounds per week to keep St Mary's Church open and in business. This is just to keep standing still and does not cover the costs of new initiatives or the Restoration of the Building or Church Organ.
Over the past decade huge sums of money have been raised and spent on the Church building. The task which lies ahead is to find a further £150,000 to complete the restoration of the building. Your help would be greatly appreciated.
YOU CAN HELP
By contributing to our appeal funds
By supporting our fund-raising activities
By making a Covenent in favour of St Mary's Church
The Church receives no grants from the Government or local Council for its everyday work and is totally financed by local gifts, donations and regular offerings.
Will you help us with this work and play your part in ensuring that the building, the worship and the ministry here at St Mary's Bocking goes forward with confidence into the future? Others in the past have made sacrifices and shown their generosity in ways which have provided for us and which we enjoy today. Now it is our turn and every contribution will be gratefully received and will play a part in setting St Mary's up for the next Millennium.