Appeal for Information Related to the Building / Reordering Fund

The PCC of St. Mary’s church would appreciate your assistance with gathering together all available information relating to the Building (or Re-Ordering) Fund. This was initiated back in the 1990’s as part of a major fundraising exercise. The goal was to realise a grand vision which would create radically improved facilities to better support a wide range of church and community activities. Many parishioners enthusiastically devoted significant amounts of time and money to initiate and sustain a highly successful fundraising campaign. As a result, many aspects of the project were successfully completed.

Following the financial crisis of 2008, the decision was taken – with great reluctance – to put the project on hold. It has, unfortunately, remained on hold ever since. At the time of taking that decision, a sum of money raised in support of the project still remained.

The PCC, in conjunction with the Archdeacon of Chester and officers from Chester Diocese Finance team, are giving careful consideration as to how to proceed with the future governance of the fund. In order to make the right decisions, it is necessary to establish the precise terms under which the money was raised. An information gathering process is therefore underway.

Please do get in touch with Tim Morris (Tel: 01925 759483, Email: ) if you have any information that you believe will be useful for the purposes of this exercise, or if you have any queries or concerns that you would like to be addressed. The aim is to collect information by 31 March 2023 and so a response by that date would be greatly appreciated.

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