The Parish Finance Committee
role is to help and advise the Parish Priest in his role as
administrator of the parish money and property. It meets two or three
times a year, and annually issues a financial report to parishioners.
Its members are:-
(Chair), Michael Braid (Secretary), Geraldine Jackson (Deputy
Secretary), Raffaella Livesey (Parish Accountant), Marie Murray, John
Shuttleworth, Michael Sullivan and Fr Pat Munroe. They can be contacted through the Parish
Office: 0161 973 1694; email@example.com.
Gift Aid Organiser:- Terry
Goodill: Tel. 0161 282 8437; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
you are new to the parish or not, if you would like to start using
offertory envelopes, make a standing order to the parish, or wish to
join the Planned Giving and/or Gift Aid Schemes, contact him and he will
explain further and advise you.
is of great benefit to the Church. Not only does it enable a parish to
cover its own costs but also provides assistance for poorer parishes
struggling to meet their bills and for larger Diocesan projects such as
the building and maintenance of our Catholic Schools. Parishioners are
therefore encouraged to use the Offertory Envelope Scheme, or to make a
Standing Order to the Parish Account. If you wish to know more about
this, or to participate in either of these schemes, please contact our
Parish Gift Aid Organiser (details above).
Gift Aid Scheme
Aid enables parishes to reclaim tax on donations that are ALREADY being
made at the Offertory and in many other ways - i.e. donations for
special purposes and Retiring Collections. It is immensely valuable:
every £10 pound you donate is worth approximately £12.50 to the Church
when it claims back the tax you have already paid. So please do make use
of this scheme if you are a tax-payer.
you wish to join the scheme, all you have to do is to make a simple
declaration that you wish your donations to qualify for a tax refund
under the Gift Aid Scheme. This declaration may be made on a written
Gift Aid Declaration Form (available from the parish or from the
Diocesan office) or it can be made over the telephone, fax or by email
to the Diocesan Office. You will be asked to give your name and address
and confirm that you are paying sufficient income tax and that you wish
to be part of the Gift Aid Scheme.
Aid involves no commitment to give any particular amount and no
long-term commitment. You may cancel your membership of the scheme at
are only two conditions with which you must comply:-
i) you must be paying at least as much
tax as the parish will reclaim; and
ii) the donations you make to the Church on
which a tax refund is to be claimed must be given either by Offertory
Envelopes, by Cheque or by Banker’s Standing Order. It does not
matter which rate of income tax you pay.
you would like to be part of this scheme, please contact our Parish Gift
Aid Organiser (details above).
FINANCIAL REPORT FOR TAX YEAR 2016-2017