Do you ever wonder what your community would be like without its local church?
You pass it every day if it’s on your route to work or school or college or just out for a walk. It may be tucked out of the way somewhere up a country lane and you only go there at Christmas or Easter; to be married or attend a wedding as a guest; have your child baptised or sadly, pay your last repects at a funeral.
What if it is wasn’t there any more? Would you miss it?
For many, the local church , of whatever faith, is a place of contemplation, peace, prayer, worship, enjoyment, creativity, singing, volunteering, service, fun, entertainment, loads of things.
Maybe you haven’t thought of it in that way.
However, if a church is not viable, filled with people of all ages and a part of the community, something is missing and it may just be that your local church is no longer there for you as it has been closed.
Just because you do not go to church regularly, it does not mean you do not have faith or believe. You may have very busy lives and a Sunday is your only time to get things done, shop or play sport or go for a walk or take a break. Your local church is still there for you when you need it.
Help us stay here for you and your family now and for future generations.
Maybe join the Parish Giving Scheme and donate a regular amount each month. It does not have to be lots, the price of a cup of coffee (£2.50) is a thought. UK Tax payers can gift aid that money too so it adds 25% to the figure at no extra cost to you.
If you would like to join the Parish Giving Scheme, or if you currently use weekly envelopes or standing order and would like to transfer to PGS, please talk with the Church Wardens. Those who are members of the PGS and would like a reminder of the phone number it’s 01452 835595.
Why not think about a legacy in your will? Of course no one wants anyone to pass away now, but many years down the line it happens to us all, so a thought now will ensure your wishes are known.
Thank you for reading this. If we can help in any way please contact us.
Even better, come to our services when you can. We would love to see you!
Here is our Holy Trinity Blendworth Legacy Policy:
We are so grateful for all the kind and generous gifts of time, talents and ministry that make our church such a joyous part of the lives of all of us in our church family and local community. We appreciate all the financial support too, as without the generosity of those who support our church we would not be able to remain open and available as a rich source of mission, comfort and worship.
Perhaps you have not considered this before, but at Holy Trinity Blendworth, we also welcome all gifts in wills, however large or small and we promise to use your gift to make a difference to our parish. Our PCC Legacy Policy is to use gifts to help fund significant development projects, whether buildings, equipment or people. We have used such a gift in the past to replace the church carpets and refurbish the whole south aisle.
We are currently replacing the heating system and will soon be fundraising to renovate the church organ, but since needs change over the years we encourage you to leave a gift in your will for the general purposes of the parish rather than for a restricted purpose. We will discuss possible uses of your gift with your executors when the time comes, bearing in mind your known areas of interest in the church (e.g. music, buildings, children and youth, overseas mission or aid) and the church’s priorities at the time.
You can be confident that your gift will be used to make a real difference to our future mission and ministry.
We acknowledge gifts in whatever way the donor and/or his/her executors feel most appropriate. Equally, we can make sure that gifts remain anonymous if the donor prefers.
If you would like to talk to someone in confidence about the sorts of purposes your gift might fund, and how/if you would like your gift to be acknowledged, please contact Mike Williams, our Churchwarden, on (023) 9225 6970 or email firstname.lastname@example.org (for attention of Church Warden/Treasurer)
If you would like to make a gift to our church in memoriam, please come and discuss this with us too. It can be a wonderful and appropriate way to remember a loved one.