Welcome to the August 2004 On-Line Edition of

St George's News

Waterlooville's Parish Magazine

Financial Update

The annual church Fête held this year on June 19th raised a magnificent £2,162.95 on the day with the final figure reaching £2,265.45. This includes gift aid of £40.90 due on donations mainly given by members of the congregation unable to attend on the day. This is the first time the figure of £2,000 has been exceeded at either the Fête or Bazaar and congratulations are due to everyone who worked so hard to achieve this.

The final figure for the St George's Day Gift Day was £798.38, including gift aid. Although the usual house to house and street collection for Christian Aid did not take place this year, £328.85 collected in church during May was forwarded to the charity. The June retiring collection added £95.38 to the monies due to be sent to our link parish St Mary Axim Ghana. David Palmer's plant and bulb sales have raised a further £416 for general church funds and votive candle sales £77.

Donations are coming in towards the Induction and other associated unforeseen costs, for which the PCC are most grateful. To date the cost of the telephone and a fax machine (£188.48) and the redecoration of the hall and stairs at the new vicarage (£400) have been met by the PCC. Both items are clearly laid down in the guidance as the responsibility of the PCC to fund. Formal invitations to the Induction Service incurred expenditure of £121.20 for printing and postage.

A group of volunteers recently redecorated the Sacristy at a cost of £18.47 for materials only. The new back door lock for the church cost £21.92 and the April to June photocopier charge paid quarterly was £108.92.

Linda Wainwright
Hon Treasurer to the PCC

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