Alford Group of Parishes

Saleby, St. Margaret

St. Margaret's Church, Saleby

St. Margaret's Church, Saleby

Services

11th October 11am Harvest Festival.
13th December Carol Service

Other services will be advertised at the Church

Our Church

The monthly Sunday service is attended by between 8-12 people and occasionally 2-3 children, but Easter, Harvest Festival and Carol Services are better attended.

Eucharist Services have only been held about once a year on the normal Sunday Rota with the occasional Eucharist at Special Services.

Other Church activities in the past two years have been two weddings, four christenings, no funerals or interments.

The Church building itself is in a fair state of repair with the last quinquennial survey in 2004 highlighting approximately £2,000 of repairs required to the leaded windows, stonework, roof and gutters.

There is a further concern with the electrical installation and heating requirements, which require attention/replacement in the very near future and will probably cost in the region of a further £2,000 of expense.

The Church has no fixed ramp into the building to comply with the Disability Discrimination Act but a portable wooden ramp is available, which allows access into the Nave area of the Church.

Ordained/Stipendiary Team Members; Lay Involvement; Study Groups; Youth Work: There are no resident members of the Clergy and none of the other activities mentioned take place in the village.

Areas of Particular Ministry: The Church is reasonably well supported in general by the whole village at fund raising times with a general sense of well being and good will towards the church, but only a small number of families in Saleby and the surrounding area could be said to be “churchgoers" attending services.

The village is mainly Anglican Christian with no ethnic or other faith activity.

A PCC Committee is in existence and holds an AGM once a year in April at which the long-standing church officers are appointed and the financial situation is reported.

Some of the stalwarts who regularly attend the services also support and attend other services within the Group.

Any other Activities: There is a thriving Fabric Fund Committee, who work hard to raise money annually for general repairs and to organise larger events on special occasions.

Pictures

Church Interior

Church Interior

Central Cross

Central Cross

The Pulpit

The Pulpit