The Grocers’ Company has patronal links with thirteen churches across the UK
Church patronage within the Church of England is when the Patron of the Church, in this case The Grocer's Company, has the right to present a new Incumbent of a parish for appointment by the diocesan Bishop. As a number of churches are joint patronages The Grocers' Company take turns to have the right to present.
The Grocers' Company support our parishes through regular donations to the Incumbent for the additional work of the parish, this could be supporting a flower festival, Sunday school or visiting sick parishioners. In addition parishes are able to request one off grants for the upkeep of their buildings.