In order to help make our community disciples of Jesus Christ, we aim to:
Encounter God – we gather together in three beautiful buildings to worship God in a range of styles, appealing to people of all ages. We constantly hear of people who have encountered God in fresh ways as God works by his Spirit in this parish.
Encourage Others – through, for example, our pastoral care and prayer teams and services held in retirement homes, we offer support in many ways. We encourage our local schools by actively participating in assemblies, and placing church members as Governors where appropriate. We encourage each other with friendship and enjoying time together in a range of activities.
Engage our World – our toddler group has grown rapidly and already impacted the lives of 100+ families in the community. Our church has transformed a village in Uganda by sponsoring 23 children. We are active in many village events – hot-cross buns at Easter, Feast Day, Festival of Remembrance and many more.
How to Give:
- Make a one-off donation
- Commence regular Planned Giving
- Revise your regular Planned Giving
- Increase the value of your gift by giving with Gift Aid – Please place your completed form(s) in the offering plate in church or deliver to the Church Office marked for the attention of the Stewardship Administrator. You may also like to note that booklets and forms regarding adding a legacy bequest to your Will are available from the churches or by request. If you have any queries or would like to discuss any of these matters, please don’t hesitate to contact one of our Churchwardens in strict confidence at any time.
Our church is growing, engaging with the community and helping people become disciples of Jesus Christ.
This leaflet outlines our spending plans for the coming year and explains in detail how your money is spent.
What is the Parish money used for?
In 2017, for Routine Expenditure, excluding major projects, we need to find about £5,000 per week for
- Running Expenses: Heating, Lighting, Insurances, Office Expenditure
- Staff Costs including
- Children, Youth and Families’ Workers Office
- Maintenance and Building Work
- The Churches and Halls Team Accommodation
- Charitable Giving
- Parish Share – our contribution to the Diocese, covering, among other things:
- Vicar and Curate’s stipends and housing
- Training and development
- Diocesan and Synod expenses
In 2016, these items cost £263,466 as:
Where does the money come from?
In 2016, by far the majority of our income again came from our giving in church – i.e. Regular Planned Giving, Plate Collections, Gift Day/One-off Donations and Tax Recovery on these where available.
- Regular Planned Giving – £97,821
- Gift Day & one-off gifts – £18,722
- Plate Collections – £20,771
- Gift Aid Tax recovery – £25,386
- Lettings – £42,225
- Other (e.g. fees, events) – £37,885
- Legacies – £5,500
To cover our costs for routine expenditure in 2017, we will need to increase income by over £25,000 or 10%.
But we also plan to spend approximately £30,000 on the new AV system for St Peter’s, £4,500 to replace worn floor tiling at All Saints’ and also to work towards replacing the organ at St Peter’s with a modern digital instrument.