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St John the Baptist, Somersham

Summary

Buildings and artefacts

Grade I listed; Carved wooden roof bosses; Five lock medieval chest; WWI memorial in the East window; Stone plaques and memorials; Carved stone corbels; Brass candelabrum.

Congregation to population ratio

41/3,844.

Fundraising

Friends of the church group; Individual bequests; Standing orders; Envelope scheme; Parish giving scheme; Sponsored Ride and Stride; Microfundraising.

Income generation

Rental income; Market produce stall run by the Friends group; Flower festival; Christmas Tree festival; Concerts.

Communications

Joint benefice website; Books; Welcome to Newcomers guidebook and event; Noticeboards; Posters; Facebook page; Benefice leaflet; Village magazine; Local and national radio; Visitors book and leaflet.

Community engagement

Outreach Group; Over Sixties Club; Festivals and concerts; Stall at the annual Somersham Carnival; Servery area in the church; Children’s playground; Coffee mornings; Collaborations with nursery, schools and local charities.

Church category

Rural

Deanery

St Ives

Address

Church Street, Somersham, Cambridgeshire PE28 3EG

Website

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