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With the installation of community toilet facilities being progressed for the benefit of all, this will hopefully encourage greater attendance and wider use of the building. A grown up discussion will need to take place, to encourage this greater use of the building and the matter of re-ordering of some of the internal fixtures and fittings to create community space, needs to be re-visited. This re-ordering for more space, was welcomed by an informal DAC visit in February 2015. Whilst this may be contentious in some circles, the wider community will need to decide, if they want or wish to ensure the long term viability of the building. With decreasing annual income, funds are being heavily squeezed by the increasing demands of mission, utility, repair and insurance costs. Mission fees, are the most significant financial burden at this time.With current financial trends and within the next five years, the building may not be financially viable and discussions need to take place now, to ensure the long term future of the building, before it is too late.
If I have omitted anyone or anything, it was not my intention and I offer my unreserved apologies and thank you all retrospectively.
I am of the opinion, that his report is a fair and accurate record of the facts as interpreted by me, the Churchwarden for the Parish of Wambrook. There is no intent, implied or malicious, to misrepresent persons or events, howsoever caused, in this report.
Graeme Pidgeon. Churchwarden.
8th April 2019.
Reference:- The ‘Community Survey’ of 2014, (1) can be read or downloaded from the Church website ‘Downloads’ page by clicking here.
The Churchwarden’s Annual Report to the Annual Parochial Church Council Meeting of the Blessed Church of St Mary the Virgin, Wambrook,
Wednesday 10th April 2019
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