THE BOX RIVER BENEFICE INCLUDES FIVE CHURCHES IN THE VILLAGES OF BOXFORD, EDWARDSTONE, GROTON, LITTLE WALDINGFIELD AND NEWTON. THE LARGEST OF OUR VILLAGES IS BOXFORD WHICH HAS A CHURCH SCHOOL, VILLAGE SHOPS, PUBS AND MANY LOCAL AMENITIES AND SERVES AS A BIT OF A HUB FOR SURROUNDING VILLAGES.
We have the wonderful privilege of being able to worship and care for our villages from five beautiful ancient buildings that have sat as powerhouses of prayer, pastoral care, spiritual support and outreach at the centre of their villages for centuries .
There is no central funding available for the running of churches and we are completely reliant upon good Christian generosity to keep us open and operational. This has been made more difficult as a result of the recent lockdown to combat COVID 19.
St Mary’s Boxford costs £850 per week to keep open and operational, excluding repairs (approx. £3,700 per month or £44,200 per year).
St Mary the Virgin Edwardstone, St Bartholomew’s Groton, St Lawrence’s Little Waldingfield and All Saints’ Newton cost £400 per week to keep open and operational, excluding repairs (approx. £1,735 per month or £20,800 per year).
Would you consider supporting us with a regular or one-off donation? With your ongoing help we can maintain a Christian presence and provide spiritual care in our villages for many years to come.
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