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Annual Report 2017

We thank God for a positive financial outcome for 2017. There was a small deficit on the General Fund during the year of £387, indicating that the church continues to cover its ongoing activities even whilst raising substantial funds for the building project.

Record Church Fete receipts support building maintenance and development

The annual Church Fete recorded gross receipts of £19,997 (2016: £18,465) – a new record net total of £16,545 after expenses.  We are very thankful for all the hard work by so many people that made this outcome possible.  We have again given 10% of the net receipts from the Fete to support other good causes in Towersey: £1,450 to the Towersey Playing Fields towards new facilities, £150 to the Towersey Memorial Hall.  The balance was allocated to church building maintenance and development, including the provision of new facilities.

Ministry expenditure is fully funded by voluntary and other receipts

Unrestricted voluntary receipts from parishioners and visitors were £12,264 (2016: £13,300), which more than covered our Diocesan Parish Contribution towards the cost of clergy, and support expenditure of £10,115 (2016: £10,293).  It is encouraging to report that planned giving increased to £7,099 (2016: £6,946).

Looking back at 2017

What we spent

In 2017 our spending was allocated as follows:

What we received

In 2017 our unrestricted income broadly matched our actual or planned ongoing expenditure:

What we gave to others

The principal donations made by the church in 2017 were:
  • £300 to Lighthouse Thame to help pay for the children's Bible holiday club.
  • £250 to Scripture Union to support its work with children and young people across the country.
  • £250 to Wycliffe Bible Translators to support the work of Bible translation in the remotest parts of the world
  • £500 to Tearfund to support their work to reduce poverty in the areas of greatest need.
  • £150 to Towersey Memorial Hall towards general funds.
  • £1,450 to Towersey Playing Fields towards the provision of new facilities.
We also sent a donation of £250 to The Red Kite Centre, Thame following the collection at the Carol Service.