Most of us have a personal reason for wanting to be associated with a church. Often it is because its baptism or marriage or burial registers contain family names. Or because we were drawn to it by its history in art or literature or music. Or because its original purpose as a place of prayer still says something to us which we fail to find elsewhere. The ‘Visitor’s Book’ is eloquent on this last reason. Or maybe this was once ‘our church’, but now we live far away and have lost our sense of belonging. So how do we belong?
By becoming a Friend of St. Andrew’s, Wormingford.
The old parish churches which are among the chief glories of Britain are alarmingly costly to run for the small worshipping communities which are in charge of them. Quite the best way to both raise funds and to widen their sacred purpose is to surround them with – Friends.
We have to carry out repairs on the tower, the roof and other parts of the fabric as well as having to provide the kind of ordinary facilities which are required these days. Churches are often works of art but they are also utilitarian. A Friend of St.Andrew’s will find both a spiritual closeness to what exists here, and help to provide the means to maintain what it means to him or her personally.
Annual subscriptions are available for £10 per person, £18 for a family, £5 for concessions and £50 for ‘Corporate Friends’. Life subscriptions are available for £150 per person and £175 for a family.
If you would like to become a Friend of St. Andrew’s, please send a cheque payable to ‘Friends of St. Andrew’s Church Wormingford’ to:
Geoffrey Post, Honorary Treasurer, The Friends of St.Andrew’s Church, Church Hall, Church Road, Wormingford, Colchester, Essex. CO6 3AZ.
Please provide details of your name, address, a contact telephone number and which subscription you wish to take out.
If you wish to use another method to pay, or have any questions regarding the ‘Friends’, please contact Geoffrey on 01787 227282.
If you pay income tax and would like to ‘Gift Aid’ your subscription to enable the ‘Friends’ to receive an extra 25p for every pound donated, please download the Gift Aid Declaration form, and kindly enclose it with your donation.
Thank you very much for your interest in the Church, and for your generosity.