Your local parish churches are committed to being a Christian presence within the local community,  and so church members raise money every year to maintain and insure the church buildings, to provide worship, to pay for the clergy and to make a contribution to the wider church, especially to assist parishes in poorer areas. Today each church increasingly relies on individual contributions from members of the congregations and other supporters, either through regular weekly or monthly donations, or through one off gifts.  The three Churches in the benefice (a group of parishes that share a vicar) are not subsidised by endowments from previous generations, nor do they automatically receive any grants towards their day to day costs or the upkeep of their beautiful and historic buildings, therefore any donations, however small are gratefully received.

There are several ways to support your local church in its work and it doesn’t take much money to make difference.

To give regular contributions please contact one of the parish treasurers:

St.Peter’s, Henfield, contact Richard Kendall at or on 01273 492294. You can also donate up to £10 via your mobile phone.  Simply text HPCC11 and the amount (from £1 – £10) to 70070

St.Peter’s, Woodmancote, contact  Richard Hill at or on 014273 493931

St.Giles’, Shermanbury, contact Trevor Brown at or on 01403 710061

For those who value the historic importance of the buildings, the Friends of St. Peter’s Church, Henfield,  and the Friends of St. Giles’, Shermanbury raise funds for the repair and restoration of their respective Church buildings.  The congregation of St Peter’s, Woodmancote also put on regular events to raise money  for the upkeep of that historic building. Donations specifically for the upkeep of the buildings can be made via the church office, please state clearly which church building the donation is for.

Finally the congregations also believe it’s important to support other charities too. If you would like to find out who is supported please follow this link

The Parochial Church Councils of each of the three churches would like to THANK YOU for all your support.