Rather like the Chancellor, I have been reviewing our income and spending for 2020 and it will come as no surprise that our church collections look likely to be around 50% of what we would usually receive. Effectively, this means that we are some £3,500 short and, as a result, will probably end the year with a deficit for the first time in many years.
Naturally, much of this is due to the closure of churches and the lack of congregation added to restrictions on weddings etc.
If you have been in the habit of contributing when you come to church, I would ask you to consider whether you might be able to support us as we seek to deal with the shortfall. Any contributions, however, modest would be much appreciated and can be sent to me at Brambles, Dern Lane, Waldron, TN21 0PN or if you prefer, they can be paid directly to our bank account; Waldron PCC, (30-98-77 – Lloyds) Account No. 02677809.
Thank you in anticipation
Do you shop on Amazon?
If you are one of the millions who use Amazon for on line shopping, you may already be aware of the Amazon Smile programme. This is a programme whereby Amazon donate 0.5% of any purchase made using the scheme to a nominated charity and this has no extra cost for the purchaser. To date, Amazon have donated over £4.6m to more than 24,000 charities and we are now one of their nominated charities. If you feel you can support us as and when you shop with Amazon, you will need the following link to select us as your chosen charity – 1184369 (Our charity number for the search box)
You need to select Amazon Smile to register us and when ordering any items and, if you have set us up as your chosen charity we shall receive a few bob! As we approach Christmas this could be a good time to set up the scheme so please give it a go and let’s see what arrives at the end of the first quarter? If you have any questions, do let me know.
Thank you – Ian Dixon – Treasurer
Parish of Waldron with Cross in Hand Services to be live-streamed during Lock-down 2. Please note that these will be the only services available on these Sundays.
Sunday 22 November – Christ the King
10am Parish Eucharist (cw) with Rev’d George Pitcher – Livestreamed from St Bartholomew’s Cross-in- Hand
Sunday 29 November – 1st Sunday of Advent
8am Holy Communion (bcp) With Rev’d Canon Lucy Murdoch – Livestreamed from All Saints, Waldron
It is apparent, and understandable, that there are a number of sets of keys for both churches in existence. However, we do not seem to have a central register of keyholders, so if you hold a set or sets, would you be kind enough to advise Ian Dixon either by email or telephone. Could you advise whether you simply have a door key or whether you also have a safe key/ vestry key. This is an effort to tighten up on security and to keep our insurers happy!