FRIENDS OF CARSPHAIRN PARISH CHURCH

Our local congregations have been entrusted with the care and upkeep of the parish church buildings of the Glenkens.

 

In reality these are community buildings that have an importance and value to many more people in our communities and beyond.

 

Past generations have lovingly cared for them and they have been a focus for community life for christenings, weddings and funerals as well as for regular Sunday worship. They provide a focus in our villages that we would be sorry to lose and they are part of our local heritage. Responsibility for them now rests with us, the current generation, but we would hope that future generations would continue to have the opportunity to treasure and enjoy these fine buildings.

 

Our own congregation is responsible for the upkeep of Carsphairn Parish Church and the harsh reality is that the current church members are struggling to provide the resources for this task.

 

In 2011 we appealed to the wider community to take greater ownership of and responsibility for these buildings.  Many thanks are due to those who, in that first year, donated a very welcome sum through the “Friends of Carsphairn Parish Church” scheme.  This was paid into Carsphairn Church Fabric fund, which is used for the upkeep of Carsphairn Church building and for insurance costs.  

 

The income from this appeal has diminished over the years.

 

We now invite you, whether or not you are a church member, to give serious thought to remaining or to becoming a “Friend of Carsphairn Parish Church” and to give an annual sum towards the upkeep of Carsphairn Church or to make a one-off donation.

 

Cheques should be made payable to ‘Carsphairn Church Fabric Fund’ and be sent to the Treasurer, Mr David Richmond, Nether Loskie, Carsphairn, Castle Douglas DG7 3TE.

 

Alternatively you may wish to set up a standing order to the Church’s Fabric Account at the Bank of Scotland (Account no. 00249851, sort code 80-06-11). If you are a tax payer and you have not filled in a Gift Aid declaration for the church we would be grateful if you could consider doing so. You might also like to consider leaving a legacy to the Carsphairn Church Fabric Fund.

Carsphairn Kirk Session