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Diocesan Annual Report

The Annual Report and Accounts of the Diocese of East Anglia to 31st December 2020 show that the Covid-19 pandemic meant that the year 2020 was a unique one in the life of the Diocese. Unsurprisingly, the effect of the lockdowns and subsequent Government implemented coronavirus restrictions had adverse impact in all areas - Mass attendance, baptisms, weddings, confirmations and financial. You can read the full annual report and accounts for 2020 here.

Offertory Receipts 2022

The offertory income year to date is as follows:

January: £1,170 standing orders, £958.36 cash, £367.00 planned giving envelopes - total £2,495.36. The second collection for Afghanistan realised £579.64.

February:  £1,150 standing orders, £889.91 cash - total £2,039.91. The second collection for the SPUC White Flower appeal realised £140.09.

March: £1,150 standing orders, £865.00 cash - total £2,015.

April: £1185 standing orders, £1040 cash - total £2,225. CAFOD Lenten Fast Day £45. The Easter offering to Fr Paul realised £1,645.

Meeting Minutes - 14th October 2021

The minutes of the Finance Committee meeting held 14th October 2021 have now been signed and approved for general publication. You can read the minutes on the notice board in the narthex or you can download a copy here.

Parish Accounts 2021

he 2021 parish accounts have recently been completed and show a loss of £8.4k on General Funds. Expenditure on maintenance of buildings has been particularly high this year, the main items being (i) replacement of the flat roof on the Guild Room kitchen/toilet block following the discovery of wet rot in the supporting timbers (ii) electrical works required following an inspection in January including rewiring of the church and works in the hall and (iii) refurbishment of the presbytery including complete re-carpetting and replacement of some old furniture / furnishings.

Income was affected by a number of factors including a lack of hall rental income in the first quarter of the year due to Covid restrictions and a reduction in Alive in Faith income as funds from the first phase have now all been received. These reductions were however offset by receipt of a grant from the LD Rope charity to supplement parish resources and accrual of Giftaid tax rebate receivable but not yet claimed for the tax year commencing April 2021, the first year that this adjustment has been made to the accounts.

We have been fortunate to receive donations for a new church noticeboard and purchase of a new monstrance during the year and we are also grateful for donations received towards the cost of our new Parish Room - now known as the Garden Room - which together with a contribution from Alive in Faith income has allowed it's completion without impacting on general parish funds.

Looking forward to the year ahead, aside from continued maintenance of the church and presbytery, our main focus needs to be on the church hall which has suffered badly from lack of investment over the years, the income having been used to supplement general parish resources rather than improvements to the hall.

We have now reached the stage where we need to invest in the hall in order to ensure continuation of the valuable income stream which it provides as well as maintaining it as a usable parish facility.

A summary of the accounts can also be downloaded here.

Should you have any queries on the accounts that you would like answered, please speak to a member of the Finance Committee, send an email to the finance team or use the contact form on this site and select Finance to submit your question.

Meting Minutes - 12th July 2019

The minutes of the Finance Committee meeting held 12th July 2019 have now been signed and approved for general publication. You can read the minutes on the notice board in the narthex or you can download a copy here.

Parish Accounts 2020

The 2020 parish accounts have recently been completed and despite reductions in our offertory and hall rents totalling in excess of £12k show a small surplus on General Funds of £269. This was possible due mainly to receipt of a revenue grant of £5k from the Rope Fund charity coupled with Alive in Faith income of £4k, plus lower spending on property maintenance and other running costs as a result of restricted operations in the church and hall. 2021 will however be another challenging year as income from the offertory and hall rentals is likely to remain depressed. Property maintenance will need to remain at the top of our list of priorities as we seek to ensure that the fabric of our buildings is not allowed to deteriorate. For instance we have recently discovered that the flat roof on the kitchenette/toilet block has been leaking and is in need of repair. Those parishioners who are not attending services in person at the moment and who normally put their offertory in the collection plate can assist with supporting the church by making their offering by standing order to our bank account. Details can be found here or forms are available in the narthex. Copies of the 2020 summarised accounts are available in the narthex and can found here.

Should you have any queries on the accounts that you would like answered, please speak to a member of the Finance Committee, send an email to the finance team or use the contact form on this site and select Finance to submit your question.

Parish Accounts 2019

A summary of the income and expenditure of the parish for 2019 is now available in the narthex - please take a copy for your review and information. A summary of the accounts can also be downloaded here.

Should you have any queries on the accounts that you would like answered, please speak to a member of the Finance Committee, send an email to the finance team or use the contact form on this site and select Finance to submit your question.

Meeting Minutes - 16th November 2018

The minutes of the Finance Committee meeting held November 16th July 2018 have now been signed and approved for general publication. You can read the minutes on the notice board in the narthex or you can download a copy here.

Parish Accounts 2018

A summary of the income and expenditure of the parish for 2018 is now available in the narthex - please take a copy for your review and information. A summary of the accounts can also be downloaded here.

Should you have any queries on the accounts that you would like answered, please speak to a member of the Finance Committee, send an email to the finance team or use the contact form on this site and select Finance to submit your question.

Meeting Minutes - 22nd March 2019

The minutes of the Finance Committee meeting held November 22nd March 2019 have now been signed and approved for general publication. You can read the minutes on the notice board in the narthex or you can download a copy here.