It costs about £340,000 a year to run our church.

That is £6,500 a week to ensure that the vicar, youth and children’s ministers and other church staff are paid; the building which is Grade 2* listed is properly maintained and heated; the parish affairs are efficiently run and our worship services continue to the highest standards.

Our church relies on the generous financial giving of our congregation.

This provides for its mission, ministry and operation along with the money we earn from premises rentals and income from grant-making charities. We do not receive any regular financial support from the government or the Church of England.

We encourage every regular member of St John’s to contribute financially to the mission work of the church. There is no fixed amount you should give – please give cheerfully, generously and sacrificially.

Here are some more thoughts on why and how we give financially.