Church asks for your help

Just Regional
Jun 4, 2020 2 mins read

Churches have not been immune to the effects of the coronavirus lockdown and Aylsham Church is among those who are feeling the pinch, with a £4,000 hole in its budget.

Covid-19 has forced them to close the building to the public, for the first time in 750 years, but the church has remained active, moving services online and helping with deliveries and support throughout the area.

But while they kept on going, revenue from events such as collections, sales, coffee mornings and the shop has dried up. And now they are asking for our help to keep them going.

In a Facebook post they said: “Like so many other organisations the closure of the building has meant that we have lost much of our normal income. Our weekly church collections – the Monday sale; year-round schedule of concerts and events; along with our cafe and shop, all usually help to support our beautiful medieval building and our community work, but now this vital work is lacking the financial support it once had. Despite dramatically cutting our outgoings, at the end of May we had a £4000 hole in our budget.

“As such, we are appealing to our community to help us continue our work and ensure that, when it’s safe to do so, we can open our doors once again.”

Aylsham Parish Church is asking for our help.

There are several ways the church can be helped, there is a “Giving” section on its website so you can make a donation – click here to find out more.

It has also set up a link so that online shopping can also add money to the coffers, with purchases from around 3,300 retailers including John Lewis, Aviva, Sainsbury’s, Marks & Spencer and Booking.com, a donation will be made to them without costing you a penny extra.

To sign up for this, click here.

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