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VILLAGE METING TO DISCUSS THE FUTURE OF ST. HELEN'S IN SIBBERTOFT

Further to a flyer circulated around the village (click here), setting out the curremt situation - ageing congregation/ PCC, reducing funds and the fact that the building will still be in the middle of the village long after the last churchgoer has vanished , a meetig was held in the Reading Room on 19th May, 2023 to elaborate further and to invite suggestions from the village. An encouraging 43 were present, with a range of ideas presented and a clear indication that there was a wish to maintain the building in the village (Minutes of Village meeting), whether by regular standing order or one-off donations ( click here for downloadabe form, click here for online standing order / one-off donations).   

Within twenty-four hours, a volunteer church opening/closing team and rota had been organised and an offer made to crerate and manage a volunteer churchyard maintenance team. Ten others signed up to be called on for help as and when required.