We welcome both practical and financial support for our St Michael’s Church Heritage Lottery Fund Repair and Restoration Project. There are a number of ways in which you can help:
St Michael’s runs a special ‘Friends of Offham’ scheme. All of the money raised by ‘Friends of Offham’ is only ever used on the fabric of the church building. It means that those who have a Christian faith and want to support the church can do so, but it also enables people who aren’t necessarily or primarily concerned for the religious life of St Michael’s to be involved and concerned for the building as well.
You can make a one-off donation by sending a cheque made payable to “Friends of Offham” to the Vicar, stating in an accompanying note that you would like the money to go specifically towards this project.
Alternatively, you can join the Friends and make a regular donation, monthly or annually. Even £2 or £3 a month can make a difference. Regular donations are undoubtedly one of the best ways in which we will be able to ensure a secure future for the church. Please contact us for details of how to set-up your regular giving.
In conjunction with the current HLF repairs project, we are planning to develop All Saints Church as a community resource, and to increase the number and range of visitors in the local area and further afield, both children and adults, who can use and appreciate the beauty of our church.
We are looking for volunteers who are interested in becoming:
- Guides. People who would be willing to give informative tours of the church to both individual visitors and groups (training is provided).
- Local Musicians interested in contributing to concerts to be held in the church.
- Coordinator of Talks to be held in the church (assistants also needed).
- Local Artists interested in their work being exhibited in the church.
- People with a background in education to assist with the educational programme for schools and adult groups which we are currently developing.
- People with an interest in fostering the wildlife in and around the churchyard.
- Volunteers to join our Maintenance Team – helping with such jobs as cleaning the church, brasses and other special features, and clearing the gutters when necessary.
For all enquiries please contact our Priest-in-Charge, Rev David Green.