"For we brought nothing into the world, just as we shall not be able to take anything out of it." (Acts 20:35)
The Parish's primary source of income is from the loose money contributed through the second collection at our Sunday liturgies and contributions from the Planned Giving Program.
This Planned Giving Program allows parishioners to contribute to the parish missions by placing a set amount each week into the second collection in an envelope or through regular, periodical credit card payments or direct debit payments.
Parishioners who contribute through the Planned Giving Program may review their pledge at any time. An opportunity to do so is provided at least annually and is usually at the end of each financial year.
Pledges made through the Planned Giving Program allow the Parish's Finance Committee to plan with greater certainty and allows the Parish to meet its financial commitments as they fall due. Many contributors also find that giving through the Planned Giving Program helps them with their own budgeting.
Enquiries about the Planned Giving Program can be made through the Parish Office.
A pledge form can be downloaded from here for this purpose.
Planned giving (second collections) was $1,248 (1.6%) over plan. However, the trend continues to be a gradual reduction in income from the second collections. Whilst this is a concern to the Finance Committee, we have managed to offset this reduction principally through rental income from areas such as the lower front rooms of the Priory in King Street. Nonetheless, the opportunity for this source of income is limited, so we need to ask all to continue to support either through the planned giving programme or individual weekly donations at the second collection.