Supporting Old Saint Paul’s
It costs around £181,500 a year to run Old Saint Paul's, or about £3,495 every week. This does not include the costs of any exceptional expenditure; just day to day running costs, and our routine maintenance programme. Please see the Summary Budget for 2014-15 at the foot of this page.
Regular, Responsible Giving
We ask all members of the congregation to keep their giving under review and to raise it when they can. The Church belongs to us all and we each have a responsibility for its upkeep. Besides, this giving is a very practical, tangible way of showing our commitment to God and to the community in which we live.
We won’t, and don’t, harass our members. Rather, we want everyone to feel such an integral part of this community that each one of us gives according to our means with the same kind of spirit of generosity we would give to any other member of our family.
Ways to Give
Regular giving can be arranged through:
- a standing order to your bank;
- a weekly and/or undated envelope in the collection;
- payroll giving.
You can make online donations through our Everyclick secure payments facility.
If you are a taxpayer and you sign a Gift Aid declaration, we can claim back tax on your offering (currently 25p for every pound). Gift Aid allows for flexibility in your giving. You only need to sign one form, but can adjust the level of your giving as and when necessary or desired.
You can discuss your giving in confidence with Lynne Niven, the Stewardship Recorder.
Summary Budget for 2014-15
The summary budget for 2014-15 is as follows:
|Activity||Per Yr||Per Wk|
|Clergy – stipends, pensions, housing, travel||81,200||1,560|
|Liturgy – choir, music, consumables for the Eucharist, flowers||15,100||290|
|Premises – utilities, cleaning, repairs, insurance||44,900||865|
|Office – salaries, stationery, telephone||11,600||225|
|Childen's ministry – salaries, training, running expenses||5,100||100|
|Other – activities, publicity, fees||3,600||70|
|Quota – contribution to the diocese||14,200||275|
|Grants – from the tithing fund||4,200||80|
|Governance – independent examination, statutory meetings||1,600||30|
|Total budget expenditure||181,500||3,495|
The budget seeks to cover this amount as follows:
|Activity||Per Yr||Per Wk|
|Giving – collections, tax recoveries, donations||130,500||2,510|
|Space letting – of church and hall (net of costs)||19,000||365|
|Investments – income from unit trust and deposits||12,100||230|
|Curate grant, from the diocese||16,700||320|
|Part of our music costs are covered by a generous legacy and donations||6,300||120|
|Total budget income||187,100||3,595|
For 2014-15 we therefore expect there to be a surplus of £5,600, or about £110 per week, to assist with covering deficits in earlier years.-->