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Chapel Lane 

Great Barr 

Birmingham 

West Midlands 

B43 7BA 

 

Tel: 0121 357 1390

Help Our Church

St. Margaret’s Church is here to serve the people of our Parish.  Many people come to have their children Baptised, to get Married, to hold the Funeral Service of a loved one or to lay their remains to rest in the surrounding Churchyard.  Many people pop in to the building to pray, to seek help in time of trouble or to give thanks for some special moment.

The Church building is here because of the efforts of the past but it has to be maintained and kept available for the future.  St. Margaret’s, like most churches, does not get money from the government or have wealthy endowments.  All the costs of the building and providing the ministry of the church has to be met from current fundraising, our weekly collections and special events.  Nationally there are charges for Marriage and Funeral services and we have to charge to cover the costs of the volunteers who play the music, ring the bells or sing.  The Vicar is the only full time member of staff but is supported by a team of willing volunteers.

To help support the work of the Church and the upkeep of the building we are always glad of one-off donations or regular giving.  The one concession from the government is that through Gift Aid we can reclaim the income tax on gifts from those who pay tax.  (This amounts to 25p for every £1 given.)

Please ask for details if you would like to help in any way, regular giving, one-off gifts to support the running of the church, or to help maintain the fabric.  Would you also consider remembering the Church in your Will? 

2017 Appeal 

Inflation may be low but prices keep going up and maintaining a listed building gets more and more expensive.  The congregation has worked hard to keep our income steady but over the last few years this has not met our outgoings and we have been short each month by over £1,000.  Clearly this cannot go on without us having to take drastic action.

We have cut back our expenditure where possible but it is imperative that the work of the Church goes on.  The Lord will help us but he looks to us to play our part.

Could you help?  A one-off donation would be greatly valued, or if you can, would you join our regular giving scheme?  Please contact the Parish Office for a leaflet or further details.

With God’s grace and together we can overcome this shortfall.

                  Can we raise the extra  £15,000  for our Appeal ?