This month the Vicar at St Mary's Thomas Shepherd has launched the giving initiative campaign. The last one was 10 years ago, and our current finances require some action.
A booklet has been produced to raise the awareness of the campaign which has gone out to everyone on the parish electoral roll.
"Please take time and trouble to read this booklet very carefully. I should, as a
priest, couch it in theological or biblical terms, but feel that plain speaking about
money is the best approach. So please forgive the directness and urgency of this
Budget for 2019
The Parish Share is £66,000 and General Expenses of £32,000 equal a total of
In round terms this is £1,900 a week. Excluding special appeals and occasional
services, at present the income from general giving (bank standing orders,
envelopes and general plate collections) is just over £1,000.
There is no magic pot of money it is only the money that people donate which runs the church.
Please review your giving to the church.
Practical help is always welcomed in the form of skills, or running fund raising events. Any ideas or offers of help please get in touch with the vicar [at] sandbachchurch [dot] co [dot] uk (subject: Giving%20Initiative) (Vicar), pccsecretary [at] sandbachchurch [dot] co [dot] uk (subject: Giving%20Initiative) (PCC) or Social Committee