The Parish raises various sums of money during the year. If you would like to make a donation or join our regular giving scheme then please contact Reverend Banks in complete confidence.
We raise approximately £40,000 which is paid to the Diocese of Birmingham annually . This is known as the Common Fund as is money given by congregations in every parish in the Diocese. It is collected from rich and poor parishes, to provide and support clergy, and to further our work in every parish, across the area. That is why our contributions are called the ‘Common Fund’; they are made by everyone, for everyone. Generous giving by congregations enables the Diocese to maintain ministry and enable mission in all parts of the Diocese.
The Church of England receives no money from the state for mission or ministry.
Why should we contribute?
We should contribute to Common Fund:
to enable the Church to work throughout the area;
as a sign of our commitment to proclaim Christ’s Gospel;
to share our resources with our fellow Christians;
because we recognise the importance of our Church’s mission for the future;
in thanks for God’s generosity towards us;
because we believe wholeheartedly in our Christian faith.
Church Running Costs
We raise approximately £15,000 a year which pays for the insurance, heating, lighting and general maintenance costs for all five Church buildings. It also covers costs like photocopying, provisions like books and candles and other general running expenses.
NB Each individual Church retains the responsibility for the fabric of the building and for raising the funds for any necessary work and repairs. You will often see an appeal for the funds to help to raise major sums for these repairs. A new roof can cost around £60,000 and repairs to large stained glass windows and stonework approximately £30,000.
Support for Others
Our giving is tythed by 10% to support others across Britain and the world.
We currently support:
The Leprosy Hospital In Bethesda
The Birmingham City Mission
The Resourcing Mission Fund (Crosslinks)
The Malawi Partnership
Mission Aviation Fellowship