All the ministries at St James' Church are financed through the generosity of its members.
Contrary to popular opinion the Church of England does not pay for the running of our church, we do. As part of our giving we are required to pay what is called "share" this is a sum of money that is paid to the Diocese anually to pay for the salaries of our clergy and their pensions.
On top of this we have to pay for the running of our church and to provide for the salaries of our employees.
Currently 43% of our members do not currently pledge; that is making a commitment to a regular monthly payment by way of a standing order.
If you would like to give to St James there are several ways to do so:
Regular giving (pledging) by standing order is our preferred method as it allows us to plan future ministries and activities, with confidence. Please fill in the standing order form and return to the Treasurer.
On a Sunday
It is not our practice to pass around a colection plate.
There is an open plate collection at the Sunday services, please use the giving envelopes available as they allow us to reclaim the Gift Aid if you are a UK Tax payer.
Tax Efficient Giving
If you pay UK tax (Income or Capital Gains Tax) and would like us to be able to claim back the basic rate tax, please fill in, sign and return to us (at the address below) an ongoing Gift Aid declaration. The benefit to St. James' is that it can recover the basic rate of income tax, currently 25p for each pound given. (If you pay higher rate tax, you may recover this through your own tax return.)
You can download the necessary forms from here:
This is what it costs us to run the church, in simple terms £488 per day:
Briefly our projected income is £162624 and our projected expenditure is £178169. The mathametitions amongst you will quickly spot that this is a projected shortfall (loss) of £1027.
|ST JAMES SOUTHBROOM|
|Income tax on pledges||21884|
|Income tax on loose £5k||1250|
|Family Life - salary + on costs||25733|
|Family Life- expenses||5460|
|Light & heat||4000|
|Music (salary inc back up )||6412|
|Adminstrator (16 hours)||7890|
|Stationery & Print mats||3600|
|Light & heat||2000|
|Rep & maint||1500|