ST MICHAEL'S, COMPTON MARTIN
THE PARISH CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL, COMPTON MARTIN
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HOW TO HELP THE CHURCH IN COMPTON MARTIN

 

St Michael’s has been here for 900 years ...


 

... will it still be here in another 90 years?


... not unless more people in Compton Martin give more money regularly.

Who funds St Michael’s?

 

Not enough people – there are only nine people in the village who regularly give to St Michael’s by standing order.

 

Contrary to popular opinion, the Bishop of Bath and Wells doesn't sit in his palace writing a yearly cheque to maintain St Michael’s, or any of the other churches or chapels in our diocese.

St Michael’s only income comes from the actions of the people of Compton Martin. It’s up to us as a parish to support our church - and there’s nothing new about that.

Will you play your part in helping to maintain this vital part of village life?

Message from our Curate, Rev'd Alex Holmes

I am sending this leaflet (see PDF) on behalf of the St Michael’s Church Council to everyone in the village seeking their regular financial support to sustain our lovely church. I do this in the hope of securing a stable financial future for St Michael’s.

Income comes from the fete, legacies, renting out the Old Schoolroom and from just nine adults in the parish who regularly give to the church.

Many people have shared some of the most poignant moments of their lives at St Michael’s at baptisms, weddings and funerals. Whether you attend services regularly or not, many of you come to celebrate the great Christian festivals of Easter and Christmas and national occasions such as Remembrance Sunday and HM The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. We all value St Michael’s as an essential part of our life and village landscape.

This year St Michael’s is facing a big shortfall as the mobile hairdressers have decided not to continue using the Old Schoolroom.

I hope many of us will want to play our part in sustaining the role of St Michael’s in this community, and ensuring it can be passed on to future generations. Thank you.

Will you play your part in helping to maintain this vital part of village life?