We are very grateful and would like to thank all those who contribute towards the cost of keeping our four village churches open. It costs around £80,000 annually to keep our four churches open. This includes general, regular maintenance but not the major, irregular work required periodically and associated with all old buildings. As well as our regular services, the Church is available for those who wish to be married, baptised or hold a funeral. The Church is extensively involved with our two village schools and provides pastoral care for those in need. They are also used by a surprising number of people as places for quiet reflection and contemplation.
We currently raise 86% annually of the £80,000 required and we would like to say thank you and congratulations to all those who contribute. In a goup of villages of around 2,000 people this is a significant achievement.
Within the village of Finstock, we have launched a new Parish Giving Scheme offered through the Diocese of Oxford. The Parish Giving Scheme (PGS) is a direct-debit facility, providing a professional, effective donation management system to support parishes in funding their mission and ministry. Further details relating to the PGS are available by clicking here. Please contact Mrs Kirsten Irland, Finstock Church Treasurer, for further details on 01993 868634 or email Kirsten by clicking here.
If you feel able to make a regular donation towards the £80,000 required each year, please contact:
St James' Church, Ramsden
Mrs Clare Hutt at email@example.com
St Michael and All Angels Church, Leafield
Mrs Jane Hanson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, please contact Rev’d Paul Mansell, who can supply the necessary information. Email email@example.com or by telephone on 01993 868687. Postal address: The Vicarage, Mount Skippett, Ramsden, Oxfordshire. OX7 3AP.
If you would like to make a donation to one of our churches by cheque, please make the cheque payable to:
Leafield Church: "St. Michael and All Angels Leafield"
Finstock Church: "Finstock PCC"
Ramsden Church: "Ramsden PCC"
As you might imagine, the cost of running a church is considerable. The current situation with the COVID-19 virus has significantly affected our finances. If you are able to donate towards the mission and ministry of one or more of the churches within the Forest Edge Benefice, this would be much appreciated.
Donations can now be made electronically to your local church by clicking on a link below. You will automatically receive an email from Give A Little, confirming the details of your donation. Further information is available via the church members named below. Thank you for your support.
Many people, at some point in their lives, use the services of the Church. As mentioned above, as well as regular services, local churches are used for baptisms (christenings), weddings and funerals. They are also used as quiet spaces for prayer and contemplation. Many people value their local church building as a symbol of hope within the community, and what is sacred.
PCC (Parochial Church Council) members are volunteers who help keep their churches open. They are dedicated members of the community who offer their time and energy to ensure their church is properly maintained and ordered. Through the generosity of PCC members, each church remains available for everyone in the community.
If you would like to become a member of your local PCC, please contact the vicar or any member of the PCC.
1030am St Michael's Church, Leafield