For the last few years we have drawn heavily from church reserves to pay our annual running costs as a church. Reserves are now depleted, and the PCC has been prayerfully considering how to face the challenge of paying our way as a church family.
On Sunday October 8th we launched ‘Project Daybreak,’ which is an in-house initiative aiming to see All Saints Church break even within the next 6 months.
Please take the time to prayerfully review your regular financial support for our church and its work.
Giving in Grace Click left to see our leaflet on the subject of financial support for our church
Response leaflet Click left to see and print the response leaflet
Our Chance To Give….
All Saints, like all Churches, doesn’t run on fresh air.
As well as prayer, fellowship, worship, mutual support, social gatherings, initiatives for our children, our school and our community, ministering to the sick and supporting individuals and families, we need income, hard cash, to make it all happen.
It costs about £920 a week to keep All Saints afloat.
We have to pay for our Priest, Sue as part of our contribution to the wider church in the Diocese of Blackburn and the Church of England, our church buildings maintenance, and we give of our income to causes that we believe God wants us to support.
Our faith teaches us that giving to our church is a Christian duty, that we should give what we can regularly and with a smile on our faces!! In the same way, we give ourselves as a church.
All of the money we raised at our Christian Aid Big Brekkie event in May 2017, for example, went to the Christian Aid charity, a terrific sum in excess of £750-00. We also raised a magnificent sum of £457-00 for the Bishop of Blackburn’s Harvest Appeal at our Harvest Supper evening on September 25th.
The good folk of the All Saints family punch way above their weight when it comes to generosity and giving of time, and money to good causes.
Giving to those who are in need with a glad heart and in faith is a key part of our life as a church family.
This means that if you are a taxpayer, for every pound you give to the church from your own pocket, we can claim back 25p in tax. It increases your giving by 25%!!
This applies to any ‘donation’ you make, whether it’s buying tea and coffee, flowers, a new vacuum cleaner, new robes for the clergy – anything that a member of the congregation gives can be made into 25% more!
All you have to do is settle on the regular amount you want to give ( usually monthly) and fill in a form available from our church Treasurer Jen Tyrer ( or just pick one up from the back of church).
Paying by internet banking is the hassle free way to go! Giving via the envelope system is also a good way to do it if you are unsure about internet banking or don’t trust it.
Every year regular givers and those who give cash into the plate at services increase their giving by the rate of inflation or more: prices don’t go down, they just keep on going up!!
It’s a good idea to review the amount you give to your church as part of your new year resolutions in January, or on the anniversary of the date you started supporting All Saints financially.
Giving is Biblical, a key component of our Christian faith, and we trust in God to provide for us what we need to keep our mission for Christ alive and healthy.
Rev Sue Timmins
CHURCH BANK DETAILS FOR GIVING VIA BACS OR STANDING ORDER
Please remember to put your name as the reference for any payments you make to All Saints online.
Sort Code: 30-90-92
Account Number: 34245460