Finance Committee


Gift Aid


200 Club


Fund Raising


Gifts and Legacies









Finance Committee


Gift Aid


200 Club


Fund Raising


Gifts and Legacies

 

 


Finance Committee


Gift Aid


200 Club


Fund Raising

 

Finance

Finance – February 2021 Update

St Joan of Arc Finances - Thank you very much

Thank you to everyone who has supported our parish so well during these challenging times. The financial support you are giving is outstanding and details of our year end finances follow but firstly I would like to put donating money within the wider context of Stewardship.

In recent months so many of you have been a shining example of the Stewardship that is one of the primary ways Christ calls us to live our life. He reminds us that all we have and all we are is a gift from God Himself. Our gifts include many things; our faith, our friends and family, our skills, possessions, our community, our parish, and the gift of life itself. He asks us to approach our gifts gratefully, responsibly, accountably, to share them appropriately in our community and parish. Renewing your personal commitment to the Faith through giving is an important part of your personal spiritual growth and discipleship.

Each one of us is blessed with a unique portion of Time, Talent and Treasure. God calls us to use and share these blessings with others, including our parish. You could share your Time by praying and engaging with your parish online. You could share your Talent by volunteering your skills. You could share your Treasure by donating. The amount of Time, Talent or Treasure should suit your circumstances.

Recently I have seen many examples of people helping and serving others and I know what I have seen is only a very small example of what is going on. Well done.

Click here to read a parish financial update with the figures.

If you have any questions or comments please address them to our chair of finance, Jim, at jimandjane.odonnell@btopenworld.com.

Thanks again and God bless

Fr Niven

Contact: All enquires about Standing Orders, One off donations, Gift Aid or any other contributions should be emailed to Mena Bueno menabueno1@hotmail.com

Standing order –this is the best way of giving to the Parish, it helps to ensure a regular flow of income, and helps the parish finance committee in its planning and budgeting. To set up a standing order, click here to download a STANDING ORDER FORM. To amend your existing standing order, please contact your bank.

The Parish account details are: HSBC
Account: St Joan of Arc
Sort code: 40-05-20
Account number: 41077473

One off donation: Please transfer the money as above direct into the parish bank account.

Gift Aid: If you already make your donations to the Parish under the gift aid scheme, please give your gift a number as a reference in the bank instructions. If you can't remember your number, please email Mena Bueno menabueno1@hotmail.com.

Join Gift Aid: If you would like to join the gift aid scheme, click here to download a GIFT AID FORM.

Alternative: if you don’t have the facility to make payments electronically, cheques or envelopes can be dropped into the letter box by the glass door of the Centre.

Thank you for your continued support
Jim O’Donnell, Chair of the finance committee


Finance Committee

The Parish Finance Committee is responsible for providing advice and support to the Parish Priest. As well as matters relating to parish income, expenditure and capital, its responsibilities include the maintenance of parish property, ensuring conformance with Health & Safety regulations and dealing with licensing and agreements.Its members are:

Chairman Jim O'Donnell
Parish Priest Father Niven Richardson
Parish Accountant Bernard Whelan
Secretary  
Health & Safety  
 
Gift Aid administrator Mena Bueno
Property maintenance, Quinquennial programme William Woellwarth
Fund Raising Michael Maher
Other Members Adrian Hargrave &
John Dick
Collection, counting and banking rotas  

In addition to the above, members of the committee are involved in several other areas of parish activity including fund raising. They can be approached on these and any other matters relating to the parish's financial, property and legal interests.

Click here to Contact Finance Committee by email


Gift Aid

Let the Taxman contribute towards your contribution to the Church.

The Government introduced a revised Gift Aid Scheme in April 2000 allowing any Taxpayer to make Charitable contributions by either Bankers Order, cheque or cash. This allows us to claim back the tax element at the basic rate of (22%) on any contributions you make to the Church at the Offertory, 2nd and special collections. If you would like details, please e-mail the Parish and one of our Gift-Aid Officers will be pleased to provide you with details.


200 Club

Members contribute £12 a year and have the chance of winning a £50 prize each month or a £100 prize twice a year. The money goes towards defined projects in the parish. Contact Liz Owen.


Fund-Raising

Our main fund raising requirement is for Building Maintenance, see below. To meet this debt we hold regular fund-raising social events and we also look for outright gifts and bequests.

Fund raisers are required. Do you have any experience or expertise or enthusiasm? If so, please contact Michael Maher.

Gifts and Legacies

Please remember your Church in your Will? Your Catholic Church in Farnham has benefited from legacies over many years-­- for example:

  • The generous bequests from the Borelli family funded the original altar and improvements in the Church,
  • Half of the cost of the Parish Centre came from the substantial legacy from the Wright Family.

In recent years we have received some legacies which have gone to benefit the current generation of St Joan's parishioners. Looking to the future, we ask that you consider making provision in your will,to aid future generations of worshipers at St Joan's. Click here for more details

Here is an example of a Typical Wording of a Codicil to an existing will.

Bequests to the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton

You may like to consider making a bequest click here for more information.


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