Financial Stewardship at St Andrew’s
Thank you to all who have given financial support to St Andrew’s Church during 2021, whether it be by The Parish Giving Scheme, standing order, weekly envelopes or by casual donations on-line, cheque or cash. The small ‘card reader’ which is situated at the back of church has also become recognised as a convenient way of making a cashless donation and is a useful source of income. I also thank those who have Gift Aided their donations because the Income Tax reclaimed from HMRC is another valuable source of income for the Church. The claim that I have just submitted for the second half of the 2021 financial year amounted to over £8,100; a useful addition to church funds.
The situation that we experienced during 2020 and 2021, when the pattern of services and attendance changed, did encourage some new members to set up a monthly standing order so that the church received regular gifts from them. This is an easily managed method of giving and is preferred by us as it provides a regular income stream and assists budgeting. If you would like further information about setting up regular payments, please contact me via the Church Office.
Jim Dawson (Stewardship and Gift Aid Recorder)