Raising money for the church

The Vestry have been investigating ways to increase the income stream to the church by way of grants for building works and other schemes from which All Saints could benefit. The first of these to be introduced is the Easy Funding website. A donation is received from the supplier of goods you purchase on line if you go through the easyfunding.co.uk website first. So please remember to check this website (www.easyfunding.co.uk) prior to making online purchases. Two other HMRC schemes are being used to recover tax – the Listed Places of Worship Scheme and the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme.

Repairs

You will have noticed that the chancel roof repairs have now been completed and the scaffolding removed. We hope that this will ensure a leak free area for some time to come!

The work on the courtyard pathway will commence on Monday 18 August 2014.

Works to the rectory have been put on hold until later in the year once Diocesan Buildings Committee approval has been received but upgrade work to Rectory Lodge will commence in mid-June when the property is vacated.

Bishop’s visit

The visit by the Bishop to launch the Mission Action Plan went well and thanks are due to the members of the congregation who provided such a lovely spread after the service. The MAP group will be taking the next steps to identify those members of the congregation who wish to be involved with any of the initiatives identified in the plan. If you feel you would be able to help, please speak to the Rector or Jennifer Wylie, we would be grateful for your support.

Spring clean

The spring clean of the church is progressing well and thanks are due to the small band of helpers who give of their time on Friday and Saturday mornings after the Eucharist service.

Most of the Church has been “done” now but the list of other areas seems to be increasing. So if you are able to spare an hour or two on any Friday or Saturday please do come along, we would be pleased to see you.

Storehouse

Please remember the Storehouse collection each week.. A small gift of some grocery shopping will go towards those families in the East Neuk area who are finding it difficult to cope. This is part of our outreach to the local community.

Next vestry meeting

The next meeting of vestry is scheduled for Thursday 24 July. If you would like to raise any issue for discussion at Vestry please let Liz Sidebottom (01334 477822) know.