It is a joy and a privilege to be able to worship in a church which has been used by Christians for over 800 years, a church which was probably predated by a wooden building for several centuries before.
Unfortunately, buildings of a certain age do need specialist care and maintenance and money is always required to preserve our church (as well as paying our diocesan quota, of course)
The best way of helping to maintain the church and the Church would be to become a regular worshipper and give generously of the gifts that you have received, but there are other ways in which you can help;
The Friends of Borden Church is a group whose fund-raising efforts are directed specifically towards maintaining the fabric of our beautiful building. Since inception in 2002, the Friends have raised funds to make various repairs including the complete interior redecoration which was completed in 2006. They organise events like Barn Dances, Strawberry Teas, Wine & Wisdom Evenings, History Evenings. Further details are available from the Friends Website.
The parish has recently become affiliated to an organisation called Spend and Raiset which acts as an agent to enable supporters to buy goods on-line from major companies and gives a percentage of the profits to us. It is now possible to just log on to http://www.spendandraise.com/SaintsPeterandPaul/shop/retailers/ and spend, spend, spend, with a clear conscience in the knowledge that you are helping the church. The companies available include Amazon,CD Wow, Cotton Traders, English Country Cottages, John Lewis, Marks and Spencer, MFI, Oddbins, Virgin Wines, and a wide range of utility, telecommunication and insurance companies.