The Parish is required to be financially self-supporting. Salaries of clergy and employees are met from the central funds of the diocese but the parish contributes to the central funds proportionately to the number of people attending the services. Most other expenditure is met directly from the parish funds.
Parishioners are invited to contribute according to their means. The best form of giving to the parish is through planned giving. The parishioner promises to make a regular contribution. This allows the parish to plan secure spending in the knowledge that it has a regular predictable income spread over the year.
Any donation, whether a large or small amount, is gratefully received but it is not a binding promise. If, for example, your financial circumstances change, you can change the amount that you give or stop giving altogether.
If you are and would like make regular contributions, please see the methods available.
In accordance with Canon Law the parish Finance Committee meets regularly to advise the Parish Priest on financial matters.
The Finance Committee is appointed by the parish priest to advise him of the finances of the parish, including income, spending and borrowing. It oversees the movement of money and produces an annual statement. It is particularly concerned to ensure that spending matches income. The present members of the Committee are:
Fr Nicodemus Lobo Ratu SVD Fr Kieran Fitzharris SVD David Rielly Tom Blewitt
Louise Bale Toni McKenzie Maurice Phillips Natasha Benjamin Marie Gleeson
Gift Aid is a amazing way for parishioners to help the parish generate extra income from their contributions. Thank you so much to all the parishioners who have already signed the gift aid return. We have recently received the sum of £10,361.59 from the inland revenue. If you haven't signed up yet and wish to do so, please contact the parish office.