Financial Overview

For several years St James' has had a monthly shortfall in its finances with our expenditure from our unrestricted account (a bit like St James' current account) exceeding our income. In the past we have been able to move money from restricted accounts (restricted for things such as maintenance, repairs and other important items) however, even these accounts are now feeling the strain. It is expected that just in the next 12 months we will be paying in the region of £20,000.00 for essential repairs and maintenace of the church. We could continue to dip into restricted funds but then where will we find the money to undertake essential church repairs?

If this financial trend continues it is estimated that there will be no money left in unrestricted funds within 24 months. The graphs opposite give an overview of the current trend in our fainancies. In the last 6 months (Jan-july) the deficit is £14,483.00, this isn't sustainable.

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At this point I would like to thank all those who already generously financially support St James’ and those who give of their time and skills to raise much needed funds, through organising social events, it is greatly appreciated. Financial security is important to all of us, that is certainly true. But you can support your church in other ways, it would be lovely to see you at our services and also at our social events. Could you also pray for St James' for guidence in respect to our funding problem, so that we can support families and our communities through good times and bad times in the future. 

Thank you

The Reverend Kevin Greaves






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