Rising Cost of Church Buildings

Whether we are part of an emerging church or a Sunday morning congregation, most of us rely upon church buildings for a lot of wht we do.  It would appear that the government is proposing to change the way water rates are assessed so that church buildings are no longer covered under charitble status.  That means that the buildings will be charged for the whole footprint of the building and all of the water that runs from it.  Obviously as these are often the biggest buildings in town it could well force many smaller congregations to shut own as the cost will rise by thousands.

Please sign this petition here and encourage as many as you can to sign also.

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2 Responses

  1. Was not aware of this. thanks for bringing it to my attention! That would not be cool!

  2. No problem. I got it in a mail shot from the diocese.

    It is hard enough staying afloat as it is!!

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