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What is the Patronage Scheme?
This is an opportunity for everyone in Baslow and beyond to keep St Anne's Church alive and open within the village for the use and appreciation of everyone. Even if you don’t attend church you will nevertheless agree that St Anne's Church is an important landmark which has been and will continue to be there for you and your family for baptisms, weddings, funerals and other special occasions.
We are asking for YOUR financial help to support the practical, ongoing costs of running and maintaining the building to avoid it falling into disrepair. The Patronage Scheme is a way for everyone to contribute to maintaining the church for future generations.
How will my money be used?
We are fortunate to have a very beautiful church building in the middle of the village. The building has over 800 years of history. The challenge to maintain it gets greater each year as demands on people’s time and money continue to grow. Your money will be used for the maintenance of the building, its heating, lighting and insurance only - it will be used to preserve our heritage.
Who is the Patronage Scheme for?
Anybody and everyone who wishes to see St Anne's Church continue as a well maintained, warm and welcoming building serving its village community for many generations to come.
What does being a Patron mean?
You choose a memorable date you wish to commemorate and you become "A Patron for the Day" by donating an amount equivalent to a day's running cost of the church building.
Just choose one day out of 365 that you wish to remember a loved one, a birthday, a wedding anniversary, a baptism, a family occasion or other special event in your life.
The current cost to run the building is £41 per day but donations are not restricted to this amount, neither is the number of days you may wish to select. All giving is of course strictly confidential.
Each year you will receive an update on how the money has been spent as well as being updated on the activities taking place in the church.
What should I do next if I want to be a Patron?
Please print and complete the attached form ► and send it with your donation to:
The Patronage Scheme, c/o Overstone, Gorse Ridge Drive, Baslow. DE45 1SL
For more information about the Patronage Scheme, please call 01246 583375 or email firstname.lastname@example.org