Following our Annual Church Meeting last month we can report that St James Church will be paying the Parish Share in full this year, although we’ll have to use £3,500 (roughly one third) of our reserves in order to do so.
Thank you to everyone who supports our church, not only financially, but in time, work, serving and praying. Some folk have understandably been financially effected by the ongoing pandemic, and have not been able to give – if that’s you, please don’t worry. If you are among the people who have generously decided to increase your giving to help make up some of the shortfall, thank you.
The decision to pay Parish Share is important because Parish Share is what the Diocese use to pay our clergy their wages. This link provides more information from the Diocese about how the money is used: https://www.salisbury.anglican.org/resources-library/whos-who/contacts/comms-team/working-together/budget-2021-at-a-glance-nov-2020