The Churches of this benefice do not receive any funding to maintain their important buildings, nor to fund what goes on inside them. As an example, here is what is actually costs each month to maintain St. Frideswide:
£350 to keep the building insured and in good repair
£250 to heat the building (the ceilings are very high)
£100 to maintain the grounds
All our churches rely on the generosity of the local community to help them maintain and keep open these parish churches. Congregational members give sacrificially towards the costs of ministry, as well as maintenance costs, but the churches also have regular fund raising activities to help them with these costs. We are always looking for new ideas and more helpers, so be in touch if you would like to help us.