The Rector . . . expressed thanks to the congregation for their Easter Offering to him of £52 17s (about £3,000 today), which exceeded last year’s amount.
That was very satisfactory indeed and he was exceedingly grateful to them.
It might interest the parishioners to know that owing to recent legislation the income of the benefice had fallen by nearly £30 a year. He was told by the officials of Queen Anne’s Bounty that, in time to come, the benefice would materially increase owing to the present deduction which was being made annually from the stipend, but he was informed that he would not benefit from it, that happy circumstance being reserved for his successors.
That being so, he was particularly grateful to the parishioners for their Easter Gift which, as the living was a financially poor one, had to be looked upon as part of the income of the benefice. He therefore thanked them very much indeed.
(Extract from Annual Parochial Church Meeting, 10th of April 1928)