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Dear Chideock Villagers

Do you like having a church in the village? Do you enjoy knowing the fascinating history of St Giles Church and thinking of all the stories those ancient stones could tell?  How good it is to know we have such a wonderful venue for our Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals.

But have you any idea of the day to day running costs of our Grade 1 listed building?

There’s the insurance which is nearly £3,000 per year

The utilities bill which comes to about £2,000 per year

The cost of having the grass cut in the Cemetery £650.00 per year

The cost of having the grass cut in the Churchyard about £450.00

Then there are the repairs to the fabric of the church. The five yearly architect’s inspection report on the building dictates the obligatory repairs, like replacing broken tiles, repairing the mullion windows and securing the grotesques on the bell tower and clearing gutters and repainting rain water goods to name just a few.

All this has to be paid for by our congregation. This does not include the money we have to pay the Salisbury Diocese to pay for our clergy.

During the time of Covid we have been unable to hold our popular quiz nights or other fund raising events. This has left us short of funds. If you would like to help us to preserve this beautiful church, please consider giving a contribution by

1) Opening a Standing Order or fixed Direct debit. PCC of Chideock  Sort code 30 91 21

Account No:  00167630

2) by BACs to PCC of Chideock Bank TSB  Sort code 30 91 21   Acc no 00167630 with your name as reference

3) by cheque made out to PCC of Chideock  and sent to Mrs V Hunt, Longwood, Chideock Hill, Chideock Bridport DT6 6JW.

If you would like your cheque to go towards  a specific cause eg grass cutting in the church yard, please put a note in with your cheque.

Please ask Val Hunt or any of the PCC if you would like a Gift Aid form to fill out so that we can claim  tax back.

The Parochial Church Council of St Giles thank you in anticipation of your generosity.