The church supports a large number of other charities by raising money in a variety of ways. Over the past few years we have held Strawberry Tea events in aid of Breast Cancer Care. The Christmas offertory is donated to a deserving cause past benefactors include Yeovil Hospital ASPIRE who help stroke victims and their families, The Salvation Army Homlessness Services, Yeovil Street Pastors and Sightsavers International. Other events have also supported Somerset and Dorset Animal Rescue, Children's Hospice South West, Somerset and Dorset Air Ambulance, The Lord's Larder Food Bank (Yeovil) and Christian Aid to name a few.
We have supported Christian Aid by hosting a Super Soup Lunch as part of the Bowl over Poverty appeal. We have held exhibitions of craft asking for entry donations to support worthy causes. The Templecombe Bake Off proved popular in 2013 and supported Flying Colours for Yeovil Women's Hospital, the proceeds of the 2014 event will be shared between the church and St Margaret's Hospice.
For The Church
The church has to be self funding for the majority of its work. This includes keeping the building in working order and any modernisation that may be required.
At the present time we have had the windows in the sanctuary replaced with new double glazed windows and the guttering and fascias replaced. The congregation have carried out extensive decorating inside the building and work in the graveyard in a bid to reduce costs.
There are other parts of the building that need renovation to ensure that the building is available for the use of the whole community. This includes improvements to disabled access and a modernisation of the kitchen facilities.
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