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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:
Standing Order
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.)
If you have any questions on these or other ways of giving, please contact the Treasurer  via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at:
Parish Office
Church Walk
SN10 3AA
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.
2015 BUDGET  
Pledged offerings 115140
Loose 8000
Income tax on pledges 21884
Income tax on loose £5k 1250
Donations 500
Fees 4500
Parish Centre 6500
Interest 50
Magazine 1500
Printing 1000
Churchyard grant 1700
Church lettings 400
Heating 200
Total 162624
Deanery share 81044
Outward giving 13702
Church mission 400
Audit fee 360
Partnership 180
Family Life - salary + on costs 25733
Family Life- expenses 5460
Exp clergy 3000
Alpha 0
Connect groups 438
Training 200
Copyright licence 820
Social 600
Flower Guild 470
Miscellaneous 440
Insurance 3200
Light & heat 4000
Repairs 4030
Music (salary inc back up ) 6412
Music (other) 600
Ministry 1500
Church equipment 1000
Adminstrator (16 hours) 7890
Finance Assistant 4187
Equipment 550
Stationery & Print mats 3600
Telephone 1480
Parish centre  
Insurance 750
Light & heat 2000
Rep & maint 1500
Caretaker 2623
Total 178169
Net deficit (15545)

Sunday 28 May

09.00 Holy Communion

11.00 Informal Worship

Church giving - click here for more information
All the ministries at St James' Church are financed through the generosity of its members.

St James' Latest Events

28 May 2017
09:00AM - 10:00AM
Parish Communion
28 May 2017
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Big Story Sunday
04 Jun 2017
09:00AM - 10:00AM
Parish Communion
04 Jun 2017
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Informal Worship

The Noise Devizes

The Noise Devizes



Connect Groups - click here for more information