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 message from Right Reverend Christine Hardman Bishop of Newcastle on 8th May 2020 the 75 anniversery of VE Day.
If we understand suffering to be whenever we are not in control, then we see why some form of suffering is absolutely necessary to teach us how to live beyond the illusion of control and to give that control back to God and the flow of reality.