We need your help!
The current Parish Church in Durrington has been here for nearly 100 years although there has been a place of worship since 13th Centuary. To keep a working church here we need everyone to help maintain the building. Most people still look to the church in times of celebration, trouble and sorrow. But without the constant support both financially and through time and talents, the church may not survive.
Could you spare just £2 a month to ensure the church is still there when you want to be married or new new born baby baptsied? What about celebrating those milestones like 25th, 50th or even 60th Wedding Anniversaries and of course when we say farewell to loved ones.
The Parish Giving Scheme (PGS) is a 21st century solution to offset one of the greatest problems of local church income – ‘static’ giving. Donations made through PGS use a Direct Debit. This can be made on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis. The full donations – plus any associated Gift Aid – come straight back to the local church, thus saving a lot of administrative time at local level. Find out more
Are you an internet shopper?
By registering with Easyfundrainsing.org.uk and signing up to St. Symphorian's Church you could raise money without spedning anything extra. Each time you purchase goods through the Easyfundraising website, the shops donate money to the church. There ae hundreds of shops included on the Easyfundraising website such as Marks and Spences, Tescos, Asda, the list is enless. This is such an easy way to raise funds for the church and to think it doesn't cost you a penny!
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So what will your money be spent on?
Durrington Parochial Church Council has a major redevelopment programme for the church and church hall complex. This has been support by a number of grant giving bodies but so much more is need. So far only a third of the church roof has be replaced - there are another two phases to this project. Inside the church a new lighting system is required and new electrics.
Fundraising is also under way for improved signage around the buildings, making the Parish Centre more visible to passers-by. The Parish Hall is in the process of a major facelift. The main hall windows are next on the list. In addition to improving the look of the building, this project will have the added benefit of improving the insulation in the main hall, and hence reducing heating bills.