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    In my very limited experience they want to pay very little money and often have volunteers to look after their grounds. I may be wrong though.

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    I look after a couple and as Al has stated they pay very little for the work involved in just grass cutting but there are oftern other jobs that make them worth while, I also do the grave leveling after burials which I charge £25 per grave and most take about 25 mins to level off and relay the turf. I do it more for the feel good factor than the money as they are my local churches and I like to see them looked after. I only look after the new burial grounds as any that contain graves over 100 years old the local council do. I always get good compliments form relitives which for me makes up for the amoiunt of money paid. I charge extra for work round the church, strimming and spraying etc and get quite a bit of tree work from them so it does pay in the long run.

  • I do OK with three local churches. Not massive money but nice, easy local work and gives other local customers faith (pun intended) in your abilities.

  • I think most are done via the council arent they? 

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      I get my work through and invoices paid by the parochial church council (PCC) for the churches I work for. The council is only responsible for the parts of the grave yard where there are graves over 100 years old.

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    Hi Graeme. I mow the lawns of a local church, only got the job as before I started the business, I managed their borders. The money isn't the best but bolt on like hedge trimming and other work they always ask can improve the margins. Being church goer does help

    • thanks all. I was hoping to get a contract after speaking to a couple of the congregation, but after meeting the preacher it didnt look so rosey. He just wanted a strim around the church walls twice a month. Not the vibe i got from the congregation. Happy to start with a strim , IF it leads to more bolt on work

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        What denomination is it? Makes quite a difference as to who holds the purse strings?

  • I don't know. Not easy to work out. The main man it's a Father or Padre.
    Only thing I know if, the congregation privately bought the church off the C of E. But not the grounds

  • I have 3, all Presbyterian, which I am not. Can be a bit of a grind as they are quite detailed, but they are lucrative enough. I always tell visitors that they are my favourite customers as they are all so quiet, but, more seriously, make sure you have one and one only member of the committee/vestry/session to "report" to and from whom you take instructions as  you will likely find that there will be a number of busybodies and you need to be able to tell them to go through that individual if they have any requests, complaints etc.

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