Income & Expenditure

The costs of running the parish and maintaining such a large and ancient building are immense – in fact, over £550 per day. Yet, contrary to popular beliefs, we are entirely self-funding. We receive no money from the government or the Church of England and therefore have to cover our considerable costs ourselves. We do from events, shop sales and generous donations from members of the congregation, visitors and those who want to support us in the work we do in the community. 

Our Costs

Your Contributions

If you can, please help us in this task by making a regular or single donation through the Parish Giving Scheme (PGS). It’s very simple to set or alter your monthly amount and 25% Gift Aid for UK taxpayers gets added automatically. If you prefer not to join online, forms are available at the welcome desk or donation station near the Abbey main door. Regular giving of any amount is so important in helping us to meet our monthly financial responsibilities.

We are also most grateful for donations by cash or card at any of the donation stations when you visit the Abbey, where you can also include your Gift Aid details.

You may be assured of our grateful thanks and prayers.

A gift for life

Leaving a legacy

A legacy is a gift in your Will and there are a number of different types to consider:
A Pecuniary legacy is a gift of a specified sum of money.
A Specific bequest is the gift of an asset such as property or shares which can be left to the Abbey for subsequent sale or investment.
A Residuary gift is the residue of your estate after all the other gifts have been distributed and debts paid.

If you are considering leaving something to the Abbey and would like to talk to us about it, please get in touch.

Thank you

We Appreciate all

. . . . who help us to keep this beautiful Abbey open for everyone to enjoy.