Friends of St Anychurch Schemes
“With the increasing cost of repairing and maintaining our historic churches, many parishes have established a Friends’ scheme. Such a scheme can enable a wider group of people to share the challenge of ensuring that their parish church building is in a reasonable state to hand over to the next generation.
Many people have a great deal of good will towards their church building, especially in rural areas, and although they may not wish to contribute to the religious aspects of the church they may be willing to support part of their heritage. A Friends’ scheme is one way in which a parish church can encourage help of this kind from a wider community.” (Church of England, Parish Resources website)
The Mission Resourcing Officer can provide advice on setting up a ‘Friends of St Anychurch’ scheme. This will not only provide additional funds but also enable stronger relationships to be made with the local community.
Resources available from the Parish Resources website.