St Helen's, Escrick, Community Questionnaire

St Helen’s Church, Escrick

Community Questionnaire

St Helen’s Church PCC is working on a project to undertake improvements to the church involving restoration, maintenance and refurbishment work with a view to making St Helen’s of greater use and interest to the local community and visitors.  

Our aim is to make the church a place where a wider community will find a reason to use it and we aim to make it adaptable and open for a variety of community events while at the same time retaining its primary role as the spiritual centre of the village. Among the planned fundraising initiatives it is our intention to apply for Heritage Lottery Funding. Before submitting our application we would like to take this opportunity to ask all residents for their thoughts on St Helen’s and your views on how you would like to see your village church develop.We would be very grateful if you would take a few minutes to complete this survey. 

The questionnaire is not restricted to one per household.  If you would like further copies, please contact one of the people mentioned below or download this form from our website www.ruralsouthyorkchurches.org or via email: chrismasonx2@btinternet.com

To complete online please click on the link https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/StHelensQuestionaire

Please return the completed form by Friday 12 February 2016 and send it via one of the following methods:

Email: chrismasonx2@btinternet.com

There will also be a post box just inside the main entrance to the church and one at Escrick Tea Shop in The Club. 

Alternatively, If you would like us to collect your survey or wish to discuss this further, please contact Rev Richard Kirkman: 01904 728406 or Caroline Wandless: 01904 720703.

Thank you for your kind cooperation.  We will be providing updates on our progress in the forthcoming issues of the Parish Magazine.

 

Rev Richard Kirkman            Caroline Wandless                John Wilson                      Christine Mason

Rector                                   Churchwarden                       PCC Treasurer                  PCC Secretary

The Church

 

Yes

No

Do you use the building to attend regular services?

 

 

Do you use the building for special services? (eg Christmas, Easter, weddings, funerals)

 

 

Is it important to you that we maintain the structure of the building?

 

 

Is it important to you that the building is used more?

 

 

In your view, what are the most important aspects of the project (please tick all that apply)

Interior & Exterior Lighting

 

Restoration of the Church e.g. cleaning internal walls & windows

 

Refurbishment of North Aisle

 

Restoration of internal monuments and baptistery

 

Kitchen facilities

 

Educational materials (booklets, website audio visuals)

 

External door and disability access

 

Heating system

 

Audio system

 

Refurbishment of the vestry

 

Besides church services, would you consider it appropriate to use the church facilities for any of the following:  If you answered yes please tick the appropriate boxes

Art exhibitions

 

Concerts/Plays

 

Children’s activities

 

Private functions (eg funeral teas, christening lunches)

 

Coffee mornings/occasional visitor refreshments

 

Quiz nights

 

Other suggestions

The Church Grounds

 

Yes

No

Do you visit the churchyard?

 

 

Would you like to see any improvements to the churchyard?

Please tick the appropriate boxes:

 

 

Lighting

 

 

Paths

 

 

General maintenance

 

 

Looking to the future

Would you like to see us develop any of the following and would you volunteer to help?

(please tick all which apply)

 

Yes

Vol

 

Yes

Vol

Educational Projects

 

 

Youth Activities in the church

 

 

Social Events and Concerts

 

 

Expand the website

 

 

Access for the public to go up the Church Tower

 

 

Information available in church about village walks

 

 

Interactive displays in church

 

 

Historical displays in upper room

 

 

Audio visual guides in church

 

 

Others (please detail)

 

 

 

A guidebook to the village

 

 

Set up a Village Trail

 

 

 

 

             

About Yourself

Do you use the following? (please tick all which apply)

Email

 

Facebook

 

Twitter

 

Pinterest

 

 

Do you receive the Parish Magazine?

Yes

 

No

 

How do you find out about what is available / happening in the parish of Escrick? (please tick all that apply)

Parish Magazine

 

Notice Boards

 

Leaflets delivered to your home

 

Word of mouth

 

Posters around village

 

Other

 

 

Are you?

Female

 

Male

 

 

 

Under 12

12 - 16

17-20

21-30

31-40

41-50

51-60

61-70

Over 70

How old are you?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What benefits do you think developing the Church and grounds would make to the village and surrounding area?

 

 

 

 

Getting Involved

If you would like to be involved in the development of the project please provide the following;

 

your name

 

 

telephone number

 

email address

 

 

 


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