Several months ago, an independent petition was launched by members of the community who wanted to help safeguard the future of Hoo St. Werburgh Parish Church. The petition asked the Bishop of Rochester and the Archbishop of Canterbury to "provide adequate funding to keep Hoo St. Werburgh Parish Church open." It was hoped the petition would also highlight the huge financial problems being faced by the Church and encourage donations.
On 29 April, whilst attending the the Hoo St. Werburgh Royal Wedding Party, Maureen Tong-Ralphs (Hoo Village Events Committee) presented the petition to Rev. Andy Harding in Hoo Village Square. The petition contained more than 1,000 names – demonstrating how people feel about the local Church. It will hopefully do much to highlight the urgent need for donations.
More information about getting involved with the Church’s financial appeal is available here.