Details of imminent forthcoming fundraising events will be listed on this page and are also available on the Events Calendar. Events are also made known in the weekly Bulletin published on this website.
On the first Sunday of each month St Michael’s Youth Group organise a cake sale to raise funds to sponsor a Kenyan student through their education. This is done through the charity, St Peter’s Lifeline.
As with any charity, regular fundraising forms an important part of parish life, not just for financial reasons, but also for its valuable social benefits. St Michael’s aims to organise at least one event each month, covering as wide an interest as possible – something for everyone!
St Michael’s offers all parishioners the opportunity to join its ‘100 Club’ For just £1 a month members are entered in to a monthly draw with multiple prizes.
Our biggest fundraising opportunity of the year takes place each June when Shepton Mallet’s Collett Park stages its Annual Festival. The park, right next door to the church, welcomes over 3000 visitors to enjoy the entertainment and browse the many charity stalls. St Michael’s has stalls offering a wide variety of goods, and a popular tombola.
During August there is a weekly cake and produce stall after Mass on each of the four Sundays. Parishioners generously donate home baking and garden fruit and vegetables, with a sell-out each week!
The parish is currently raising funds for a specific need, namely the re-roofing of the church, presbytery and adjoining parish room. Parishioners are invited to sponsor a half square metre of flat roof at £25 each (or £20 if they can Gift Aid their donation). The total target is £7,000, and it is hoped to achieve a good proportion of that sum, which together with a grant, will ensure the property remains dry and secure for the future.