There is a need to re-lay the path. The roots of the trees on the south side had grown very large and have now been taken down. However, their roots have over time caused a series of lumps and bumps in the path. There are viewed as potentially dangerous and need to be removed.
There is also a desire to create some new garden spaces along that side - an area for children and a paved area with seating and a wild flower garden.
If you have a love for St Saviours or normally worship there, you may wish to contribute to this work. The cost will be in the order of £16,000.
From the responses to Life-Giving Questions, it was evident that most of you appreciate the facility to do on-line services, and wish for that capability to be continued after we return to worship in the church buildings. An improvement in our audio-visual facilities is required to do this and to stream live services, mainly at P&P, but also upgrades are required at St Philips and St Andrews. At P&P the work will be in three phases.
Phase 1 has been fully costed at £2750 and approval to proceed has already been granted. It will provide new HD cameras, microphones and control equipment.
Phase 2 will cost around £25,000 and will provide new projectors, screens, additional cameras, and control software which will be far easier for more people to operate the AV.
Phase 3 is mainly concerned with upgrading the sound system at P&P, the upgrade of equipment at St Philips and new facilities at St Andrews. An additional £12,500 is estimated for this phase.
In 2020 the church had a small deficit in the General Fund of £1800. The income of the church fell by 20% as we lost the funds from leeting the church buildings, running a coffee bar and the the donationes made via the plate during church services. The loss was offset by careful management of the expenditure, some of which included delaying maintenance and repair work. In 2021 we need to do some of this work as the churches re-open. In addition, we are not expecting a full return to lettings, coffee bar and physical services until the Autumn term.
This means that the budget for 2021 has a £12,000 deficit.
If you would like to pledge funds to one of the causes above, please complete the form below and a member of the Finance team will contact you.
Many thanks for your faithful and ongoing financial support.
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