When we published the parish accounts a few weeks back, we spoke of the parish debt and the conversations we were having with the diocese. Earlier this week, we struck a deal with the Diocese. They will lease one of the flats for a retired priest for 20 years. The Diocese will give the parish £200k out-front which will leave the parish debt in £100k. A word of thanks to the present and past Finance Committees which have worked tirelessly to the end.
We will get a further £11k for a project. Perhaps a new boiler for the Church? Suggestions are welcomed.