The Parish of Postlebury spent a total of £97,655 in 2021 on maintaining its five churches, providing services and spiritual support for parishioners, and administering the parish. Within this, just over £10,140 was spent on building repairs largely funded from restricted funds donated for that purpose. Our parish share – the contribution to the cost of the priest-in-charge, the Diocese of Bath and Wells and Frome Deanery – was nearly £26,000. Without the work of many volunteers, overheads would be considerably higher.
Outside of the cost of repairing the buildings, the parish made a small financial loss on its running costs. More detail can be seen in the annual report which includes the annual accounts here
Our income in normal years comes from our congregation at services, fees for weddings and funerals, fundraising and donations from visitors and friends, plus income from the relatively modest restricted funds invested which we hold for each church. During the pandemic local residents as well as regular churchgoers kindly provided additional donations to bridge the gap caused by the closure of the churches. We benefitted in 2021 from additional donations and grants towards the cost of restoring the Horner monument in Cloford Church and some grants towards the Nunney Bells augmentation project; both of these projects will take place in 2022. We also benefitted from a Covid Recovery Fund for Culture (HLF) which covered insurance costs for a year, some admin support, investment in communications consultancy and fundraising equipment.
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