Stewardship @ St Laurence`s
Every 2 years we encourage those who care about St Laurence`s Church ministry, mission or buildings and grounds to consider how they may help with their money and time.
It is part of our life as Christians to be good stewards of the things we have – that we put to good use all that have – especially to the glory of God.
So our Stewardship Review is an opportunity to look at particularly how we put what we have to God`s glory through this church.
This Stewardship Review will take place in October 2015 and we will;
- thank all those who have and do support the work here
- hope those who are contacted will consider how to respond and will do so
- if you don`t receive information and would like to know more then please contact PCC Treasurer
There are many ways where the skills and time of our people are used. If you want more details contact our churchwardens.
There are costs that we need to pay and these can only be met by people freely contributing.
We encourage committed regular giving through our Planned Giving Scheme.
– giving through bank standing order or our envelope scheme
– for tax payers, under the Gift Aid scheme, we can claim tax which has been paid on any giving
– freewill offering – the amount we pay to the diocese £76,985 for 2015. This is mainly for clergy pay, housing and pensions
– staff costs – Associate Vicar, Parish Administrator, Organist, Children`s Worker, Gardeners, Cleaner – about £63,000 for 2014
– missions support – we are committed to giving 8% of the previous year`s unrestricted income to areas of need – about £17,000 in 2014
– there are about 180 supporters in the Planned Giving Scheme – some are couples
– we claimed over £15,000 in Gift Aid in 2013
– each week in 2014 we spent about £190 more than we got in regular income. That is above and beyond the reserves we have which we use for specific purposes. Our regular budget is regularly in the red.
The Friends Of St Laurence`s Church help in specific projects in church and churchyard to look after this beautiful ancient site in Scalby village.