THE FRIENDS OF ST JAMES THE GREAT, THORLEY


ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 23rd MARCH 2001


TREASURER'S REPORT - YEAR ENDING 31 DECEMBER 2000



1. The year was again financially very successful. There was an excess of income over expenditure of 7154.39 compared to 4470.16 in 1999 an increase of 2684.23. This unusual difference was due to an extraordinary increase in donations (up 1430), additional Central Board of Finance (CBF) interest (up 453) and because there was no substantial expenditure on Repairs and Maintenance (1123 in 1999). The excess funds have been invested in the CBF until such time as they are required. 25000 of the total funds of 28658.31 have been reserved towards the cost of future Church restorations when they have been approved by the PCC. These are expected to commence in 2001.

Details are as follows (amounts preceded by a minus sign indicate a loss): 

  2000 1999 1998 1997
  Profit (Loss) Profit (Loss) Profit (Loss) Profit (Loss)
Subscriptions  1047.00 1059.00 1032.00 1172.00
Donations  1712.50 282.50 31.00 131.00
AGM  -35.61 -36.08 -40.60 -42.85
Flower Festival  2491.12 2507.48 2483.93 2385.97
Quiz Evening  133.34 268.83 242.25 161.42
Souvenirs  48.00 -0.35 -19.45 -47.65
Sunday Teas  462.42 566.32 306.13 521.82
Repairs and Maintenance  0.00 -1123.31 -864.67 -1228.27
Sundries/Miscellaneous  -4.94 -9.62 -10.70 -8.14
Lottery Registration  -17.50 -17.50 -17.50 -17.50
Miscellaneous Equipment  -57.13 -135.36 0.00 -392.51
Bank Interest  1.21 3.14 13.01 5.05
Dr R Kent Sponsorship  0.00 185.00 0.00 0.00
CBF Interest  1373.98 920.11 953.60 649.63
Total 7154.39 4470.16 4109.00 3289.97

2. Subscriptions

The total of 1047.00 is a small decrease of 12.00 over 1999. There were 64 paying members and 23 subscriptions from couples who married, or whose wedding was blessed, at St. James during the year.
 
 

3. Annual General Meeting

This sum represents donations, less the cost of refreshments and a contribution towards the running costs of the St. Barnabas Centre.
 
 

4. Donations

An increase of 1430 to 1712.50 included a further 542.50 which was given in memory of Tom Camp, as previously forecast in the 1999 accounts. The grand total to date for Tom is 820 which the Committee hopes to use in a way which will be a fitting memorial to Tom.
 
 

5. Flower Festival

The excess income over expenditure for this event remains fairly constant from year to year. In 2000 there was a small decrease of 16.36 from 1999.

Income
There were increases in the net income from the Raffle, up 35.60. and the commission from the sale of paintings, up 84.70.

The largest decreases in net income were for

(a) Church collections and donations, down 170.44.

(b) Refreshments and Ice Cream, down 18.77 and 10.99 respectively, a total net decrease of 29.76.

(c) Shop and plants, down 59.14, despite the efforts of Alan Uglow and others on plant stalls which produced 250.55.

(d) Stalls, down 49.78. This would have been an even larger decrease but for receipts of 70 donated by the Wood Turner from his sales.

(e) Church tours, down 30.

Expenditure
Conversely, the main net expenditure changes were

(a) Other expenses, down 199.35, mainly due to reduced newspaper advertising which was 151 lower. The total also includes a Red Cross Donation, hire of easels and postage.

Details for the last three years are: 

  2000 1999 1998
  Profit (Loss) Profit (Loss) Profit (Loss)
Raffle  471.60 436.00 496.60
Church Collections /Donations  551.04 721.48 521.37
Bell Tower/Church tours  13.00 43.00 39.00
Refreshments  674.06 692.83 621.09
Ice Cream 67.90 78.89 0.00
Shop/Souvenirs  188.41 215.60 144.45
Plants 250.55 282.50 146.00
Flowers  -467.10 -470.21 -363.24
Stalls  734.74 784.52 684.49
St Barnabas Centre (1)  -120.00 -120.00 -120.00
Other Expenses (2)  -180.38 -379.73 -179.83
Painting Commission  307.30 222.60 494.00
Total 2491.12 2507.48 2483.93

Note 1
The payment for the St. Barnabas Centre represents our contribution to the running costs of the building.

Note 2
Other expenses include such items as newspaper adverts, printing, stationery, posters, signs, and a Red Cross donation.
 
 

6. Quiz Evening
Another enjoyable and successful quiz evening was held, and the net income was 133.34, including Raffle receipts. This was a decrease of 135.49 from 1999. Included in the expenditure is a contribution to the running costs of the St Barnabas Centre.

Details are as follows (amounts preceded by a minus sign indicate a loss):

  2000 1999 Difference
Meals  -393.90 -463.70 69.80
Expenses -61.26 -54.47 -6.79
Hall -40.00 -40.00 0.00
Tickets  538.50 710.00 -171.50
Raffle 90.00 117.00 -27.00
Total 133.34 268.83 -135.49

 

7. Souvenirs

The sum of 48.00 was collected from the sale of souvenirs on Sundays when teas were held, 26.65 more than in 1999. There were no new purchases. Receipts from sales at the Flower Festival are included in the income from the shop and are not separately identified.
 
 

8. Sunday Teas

The sale of refreshments on Sunday afternoons to raise funds was continued from April to October. The net total was 462.42, a considerable decrease of 103.90 from 1999, possibly due to the fairly inclement weather during the year.
 
 

9. Miscellaneous Equipment and Repairs and Maintenance

Miscellaneous equipment, consisting of First Aid equipment, goggles and notice board frames, was purchased at a total cost of 57.13, compared to 135.36 in 1999. There was no expenditure on repairs and maintenance to the Church and Churchyard, which was 1123.31 in 1999.
 
 

Adrian Phillips
Honorary Treasurer
23rd March 2001
 
 

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