April letter 2016 - Steeplewood - WEBSITE X5 DEMO VERSION

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Dear friends

Having attended the Deanery Synod last night where the issue of our giving money to the WebSite X5 Demo Version I thought I would write about this money!

I think it is fair to say, that in our Benefice, most WebSite X5 Demo Version to raise money to pay our Parish Share.  Our regular congregations are very small, a WebSite X5 Demo Version to gifting money to our churches is also small.  Our parishes generally raise a WebSite X5 Demo Version gh Fund Raising social events.

On the positive side, our Occasional Offices – Bap WebSite X5 Demo Version als are well supported.  Our Festivals, Carol Services, Remembrance Sund WebSite X5 Demo Version generally extremely well supported.  However, what is clear is that WebSite X5 Demo Version eir church to be there.  They envisage their daughters getting m WebSite X5 Demo Version sh to bury their parents in church, and we welcome this.  Wha WebSite X5 Demo Version that unless people commit financially to keep their churches go WebSite X5 Demo Version re.  In particular there will be no clergy. Our Diocese WebSite X5 Demo Version clergy to people in the country.

The parish share given WebSite X5 Demo Version parish, pays, I think, 74% of the clergy costs.   WebSite X5 Demo Version providing a clergy person is paid for by the Dioces WebSite X5 Demo Version lso receive all the Support Ministers costs (paid WebSite X5 Demo Version p;Support Ministers include the people who will he WebSite X5 Demo Version lems, whether this is help with Faculties, Child P WebSite X5 Demo Version Disclosures for everyone working with children (fo WebSite X5 Demo Version d with Open the Book, or Puppet Praise). Support M WebSite X5 Demo Version d of Education which supports our schools and Gove WebSite X5 Demo Version pport Ministers who will help with raising money, WebSite X5 Demo Version e  with Pastoral Visiting Schemes. The Dioces WebSite X5 Demo Version aining of both clergy and Lay Readers and Leaders. WebSite X5 Demo Version I have mentioned only a few topics.

The clergy cos WebSite X5 Demo Version of our individual Incumbent, they include the cost WebSite X5 Demo Version me – a Self Supporting Priest – I am not paid, and WebSite X5 Demo Version nteer like most people helping the church.  T WebSite X5 Demo Version travelled from Ross on Wye to be with us last nig WebSite X5 Demo Version ime speaking to all our Deaneries, and any parishe WebSite X5 Demo Version is a volunteer.  The church will have paid fo WebSite X5 Demo Version iest.

In our Benefice the Incumbent has 6 parishes WebSite X5 Demo Version and to care for pastorally.  We are lucky in WebSite X5 Demo Version a wonderful team of Lay volunteers, especially our WebSite X5 Demo Version eaders of worship.  Without these lay people WebSite X5 Demo Version ny less services in our churches.

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