St. Bart’s Finance Group

Purpose: 

To ensure the church is run on a sound financial footing both in the present and the future in order for it to continue its mission to the congregation and people of Corsham.  It will:

  • Manage the stewardship of the church including Planned Giving, Gift Aid and legacies
  • Monitor regular spending and make recommendations to the PCC.

 

Areas Covered:

  • Church Income
  • Planned Giving, Gift Aid and Legacies
  • Church spending (other than for the Fabric Upkeep fund)
  • Church Finances
  • Make recommendations to PCC re. spending
  • Prepare and submit appeals to external Grant giving bodies and charities

What we do:

  • Ensure that the church’s spending does not exceed income;
  • Work with clergy to plan stewardship;
  • Ensure that all members of the church are thanked for what they give;
  • Communicate the truth about our financial state to everyone;
  • Make it easy for people to give, to gift aid their gift, to make a legacy;
  • Work with the other bubbles when appropriate;
  • Attend PCC meetings so they are also informed.

Who are we?

David Clowes                          Finance leader
Mike Alexander                       PCC treasurer
John Stott                                Planned Giving Officer
Ted Olney
L’nora Olney                            Church Warden