The majority of our funding comes from regular giving from our congregation. We do not have a weekly ‘offering’ collection as we want people to consider their stewardship to God’s work here at Holy Trinity Barnes prayerfully and so the majority of our income is from regular bank standing orders. This also makes our financial planning as a church easier. We are a ‘church plant’ and the funding of our church is slightly different to a ‘normal’ Church of England church as we are for instance directly responsible for the stipend (salary) of our vicar. Since Easter 2015 we have been joined by an Associate Vicar (Adam Rylett) who we plan to send out on a church plant in perhaps 3 years or so. Whilst he is with us, we are also directly responsible for meeting his stipend (salary) and housing costs.
If you are a tax payer and sign a Gift Aid Declaration Form, we are able to claim an additional 25 per cent on any gifts you make.
- You can read much more about Stewardship and how we use our funds in a leaflet we produced in 2015 HERE.
- David Cooke spoke very clearly about tithing at our service on 11th January 2015 and you can listen to that HERE.
- The slides that accompanied his talk are HERE.
If you would like to contribute to the work at HTBarnes either on a regular basis or with a one off gift, our bank details and all necessary forms are HERE.