Gift Day 2021
As our parish continues to be impacted by the financial losses as a result of the covid restrictions over the past year, the St Mary’s Church Committee (formerly DCC) would be hugely grateful for any donations, large or small, that our Church Family may be able to make to help with two particular projects at St Mary’s.
Church Centre Development
It seems rather poignant that it was exactly 50 years ago, in 1971, that the Church Centre was bequeathed to the parish, and now we are preparing to undertake some long overdue work to make the building fit for the 21st century, Thanks to your generosity and hard work with fund-raising within the Thanks a Million project over the years, we have enough to do a good amount of the work to make much needed renovations to the Church Centre. However, there are some further things that we can’t yet afford but feel would really benefit all who use the centre. Therefore, to help enable us to complete the renovation, we would be hugely grateful for any contributions to help make this possible.
Donations to the Church Centre Development Fund can be made either by printing and completing the Gift Day 2021 Form or directly via the following link:
Our second project is about ensuring that our services can continue to be enjoyed at home, for those who can’t get to church. Just 18 months ago, many of us hadn’t even heard of live-streaming, and we’d never imagined that our church would engage in such a thing! But the pandemic has showed us the opportunities that there are to bring ‘church’ into people’s homes, and enable them to be part of our worshipping community from right across the world – over 100 people currently watch our streamed services each week.
As a large town centre church, we consider that we should continue to live-stream one of our services each Sunday, even once the restrictions have eased, conscious that people ill at home, or in hospital, or unable to get to church for many different reasons, are then able to join with us in worship.
However, our current streaming equipment is bought second hand or borrowed from church members, and it is not always up to the task. We would therefore like to invest in better cameras and streaming devices, at an approximate cost of £3500.
If you would like to support this streaming project, and the ongoing development of our audio-visual equipment, donations can be made here either by printing and completing the Gift Aid 2021 Form or directly via the following link:
Please do consider prayerfully whether you might be able to make a gift in support of one or both of these projects for our Gift Day 2021. Thank you.
Opportunity to Join the Parish Team
The Team Ministry of Horsham Parish is looking for a part-time Premises Manager to join our team. Full details of the role and how to apply can be found here.