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Hear the pennies dropping

Tired of trying to raise money through jumble sales or sponsored walks? Julia McGuinness looks at other ideas

A TEDDY-BEAR parachute jump from the church tower; an exhibition of wedding dresses and memorabilia; and an auction of promises offering, among other things, a computer MOT. These were the winning ideas in the Ecclesiastical Insurance Group’s competition in 2002 to inspire ideas for church fund-raising.

Fund-raising can provoke mixed feelings among church members: some are apprehensive at the thought, while others can feel nagged. According to the Church of England’s Stewardship ...

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Tales from the church bread line

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