Diocese of Portsmouth

Forming a "Friends" scheme

Many churches in the Church of England were built hundreds of years ago and are now listed. The burden of maintaining them can be very heavy for small congregations and one way of spreading the load is to form a "Friends" organisation which helps to raise funds to maintain the fabric of a building. 

Often people who do not normally come to church will be prepared to support maintaining it as part of the infrastructure of a village so that it will still be there for future generations.

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