House is part of vicar’s salary

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Having read the letter in the Free Press on June 19about the Holbeach Vicarage, I would like to say that the house is not “free”.

Would you work six days a week day and night and be on call? The house comes as part of the salary and the vicar pays all the expenses himself.

A new house is the only way forward as the old house incurs a great deal of expense and a new house will be more economical to run.

The vicarage will make a lovely family home when it is brought up to date but these days a vicar needs a separate section of the house for his office and his job especially now that there has been several nasty attacks on vicars and their homes in recent years.

David Arnold

Churchwarden

All Saints Church

Holbeach