My dear Friends
Last year our church building had its quinquennial – a posh word for ‘once every five years’ – inspection which all parish churches are required to undertake. The inspecting architect didn’t discover anything drastically serious, and all the things described in his report as urgent are minor, but it’ll probably all come to a fair bit of cash. So please don’t think we won’t be grateful for your continuing financial support – watch out for that double negative so that you don’t mistake my meaning!
We all know the basic problem: left to themselves, things gradually deteriorate, don’t they?