As part of the Church of England we are actively engaged with the life of each of our communities and not just with active churchgoers.
Each parish church has to maintain its own buildings, and pay its own running costs. In addition, each parish makes a contribution to a Diocesan Common Fund, which pays for the stipends and pensions of all the clergy, and serves as a means by which richer parishes can subsidise the work of those that are working in deprived parts of the diocese.
Our income for the ordinary running costs of the church is not only reliant on the congregation, but from fund raising events throughout the year. There are four ways in which you can make a difference week-by-week or month-by- month.
A hub of joy was how visitors described the Lent lunch put on by St John the Baptist Church, Alnmouth.
Prayers and Bible Study for Lent