The parish received a loan of €80,000 from the Representative Church Body of the COI to go toward fixing the roof. In February we repaid €40,000 and the outstanding amount of €40,000 must be paid within 9 years which is not a very long period of time. Raised toward the Roof Appeal from January to August 2008 was €2,563.32.
Unfortunately due to the beautiful summer weather the income from the Car Boot Sales is down €2,000 on 2007.
The Summer Sale raised €6,649.70 which is slightly down on 2007.
(Breakdown was in the September Losset).
I’m delighted to report that the General Collection and Envelope Scheme are up on this period last year.
The Select Vestry would like to encourage more parishioners to consider giving through the Envelope Scheme in 2009.
If you are a PAYE tax payer and you donate a minimum of €250 during the calendar year the Parish can claim a rebate of the income tax you paid on your donation.
Donation Rate of Tax Income Tax Rebate
€250 20% €62.50
€250 41% €173.73
‘Remember this will not cost you anymore than your original donation.’
This year we have been able to claim tax relief of €4,293.37 based on donations received from Parishioners in 2007 through the Envelope Scheme and other traceable donations i.e. roof appeal, weddings, baptisms, Gift Day etc. Remember the minimum amount to be eligible is €250 which is just €5 per week. We will shortly be ordering a supply of envelopes for 2009 so if you would like to join the Envelope Scheme please let the churchwardens know now or contact the Parish Office at 462 6006.
If you have any new ideas for Funding Raising please do not hesitate to contact me. Many thanks for your support throughout the year. - Jane Carroll, Hon. Treasurer.
Service TimesEach Sunday
Holy Communion in Small Hall of Parish Centre.
1st Sunday Holy Communion
2nd Sunday Morning Prayer
3rd Sunday Holy Communion
4th Sunday Service of The Word - Family Service
5th Sunday Morning Prayer