The Parish of Postlebury spent a total of £149,250 in 2022 on maintaining its five churches, providing services and spiritual support for parishioners, and administering the parish. Within this, just over £91,100 (compared to £10,141 in 2021) was spent on building repairs largely funded from restricted funds donated for that purpose. Our parish share – the contribution to the cost of the priest-in-charge, the Diocese of Bath and Wells and Frome Deanery – was nearly £26,000. Without the work of many volunteers, overheads would be considerably higher.
Outside of the cost of repairing the buildings, the parish made a small surplus on its running costs but ran down its restricted reserves; in part this was due to the timing of receipt of some promised grants after work was completed on the restoration of the Horner Memorial. The major projects in 2022 were the first phase of the augmentation of the bells in Nunney Church (most of the work being undertaken in 2023), the restoration of the Horner monument in Cloford Church and the installation in Cloford Church of a pipe organ recovered from Whatley Church, with repairs being continued on the organ until 2023. More detail can be seen in the annual report which includes the annual accounts here
Our income in normal years comes from our congregation at services, fees for weddings and funerals, fundraising and donations from visitors and friends, plus income from the relatively modest restricted funds invested which we hold for each church.
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