Our thanks to Joan, Brenda and other helpers who kindly waited in church yesterday for the many walkers and cyclists taking part in the Annual “Ride and Stride” Event so their sponsorship forms could be signed. This event raises a lot of money every year for historic churches like St Mary, Lydiard Tregoze pictured below.

The Frightening Cost of Repairs

The subsiding floor is our biggest repair bill by far. Yet those who worship in Grade 1 listed buildings would probably consider it small beer in comparison to the fabric issues they face.

Historic churches often have access to grants that modern churches do not, but commensurately, they have very big bills that we rarely face.