Financial difficulties 1940
The Rector reported that their finances were in a sound condition until a month or two ago when the very bad weather naturally had a detrimental effect on the size of the congregations and consequently on their income from collections for church expenses.
Their expenses went on just the same – they had to provide for the heating of their large church as well as for the lighting, cleaning etc, whether the congregations were large or small.
He made an appeal which had been very well responded to and things did not look quite so black as at one time they promised to be.
This brought to mind the desirability of introducing a sinking fund from which special expenses which arose from time to time could be met.
He hoped that the Church Council would consider this matter, although the present was a somewhat difficult time to start such a fund.
(Extract from Annual Parochial Church Meeting, 26th of March 1940)