THE FRIENDS OF ST JAMES THE GREAT, THORLEY

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 21st March 2003

TREASURER'S REPORT - YEAR ENDING 31 DECEMBER 2002

 

1. The year was again financially very successful. There was an excess of income over expenditure of 5582.92 compared to an excess of income over expenditure of 5822.08 in 2001 (excluding the exceptional payment of 25,000 made to the Parochial Church council towards the restoration of the tower in 2001). This is a decrease of 239.16.

The excess funds have been invested in the Central Board of Finance (CBF) until such time as they are required.

Details for the last four years as follows (amounts preceded by a minus sign indicate a loss): 

 

2002

2001

2000

1999

 

Profit (Loss)

Profit (Loss)

Profit (Loss)

Profit (Loss)

Subscriptions 

1362.00

990.00

1047.00

1059.00

Donations 

395.88

512.22

1712.50

282.50

AGM 

-59.87

-30.00

-35.61

-36.08

Flower Festival 

2555.54

2561.59

2491.12

2507.48

Quiz Evening 

197.82

253.61

133.34

268.83

Barn Talk

124.73

0.00

0.00

0.00

Jubilate Concert

100.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

Souvenirs 

21.90

37.00

48.00

-0.35

Sunday Teas 

575.42

589.20

462.42

566.32

Repairs & Maintenance 

0.00

-25000.00

0.00

-1123.31

Sundries/Miscellaneous 

-50.34

-21.80

-4.94

-9.62

Lottery Registration 

-17.50

-17.50

-17.50

-17.50

Miscellaneous Equipment 

0.00

0.00

-57.13

-135.36

Bank Interest / Charges

1.14

-0.33

1.21

3.14

Dr R Kent Sponsorship 

0.00

0.00

0.00

185.00

CBF Interest 

376.20

948.09

1373.98

920.11

Total

5582.92

-19177.22

7154.39

4470.16

Excluding PCC Payment of 25000  

5822.08

   

 

2. Subscriptions

The total of 1362.00 is an increase of 372.00 over 2001. There were 94 paying members and 9 subscriptions from couples who married, or whose wedding had been blessed, at St. James during the year. A recruitment drive resulted in 22 new members.

 

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

Donations totalled 395.88, which included individual amounts of 200 and 150. This was 116.34 less than in 2001.

 

5. Flower Festival

The excess income over expenditure remains fairly constant from year to year. In 2002 there was a small decrease of 6.05 over 2001.Overall income decreased by 670.30 (12.7%) and expenditure by 664.25 (26.4%) largely due to the difference in the receipts and expenses for the exhibition of paintings and photographs.

There were increases in the net income for:
a) Raffle - 17.00.
b) Refreshments and Ice cream - 8.72 net. Refreshments up 59.32, Ice Cream down 50.60
c) Bell Tower / Church Tours - 1.00
d) Stalls - 14.27.
e) Shop - 38.00
f) Plants - 72.00

There were decreases in net income for:
a) Paintings Exhibition -92.94
b) Church collections and Donations - 6.25. This included a single donation of 245.

Conversely, the main expenditure changes were:
a) Other expenses, up 11.49. Included here are the St John's Ambulance donation, the cost of a newspaper advertisement and a donation to the organist.
b) Flowers, up 46.36

Details for the last four years are:.

 

2002

2001

2000

1999

 

Profit (Loss)

Profit (Loss)

Profit (Loss)

Profit (Loss)

Raffle 

478.80

461.80

471.60

436.00

Church Collections/ Donations 

681.88

688.13

551.04

721.48

Bell Tower / Church Tours 

24.00

23.00

13.00

43.00

Refreshments 

741.22

681.90

674.06

692.83

Ice Cream

16.71

67.31

67.90

78.89

Shop / Souvenirs 

116.00

78.00

188.41

215.60

Plants

301.50

229.50

250.55

282.50

Flowers 

-602.70

-556.34

-467.10

-470.21

Stalls 

766.52

752.25

734.74

784.52

St Barnabas Centre

-120.00

-120.00

-120.00

-120.00

Other Expenses

-181.29

-169.80

-180.38

-379.73

Painting Commission 

332.90

425.84

307.30

222.60

Total

2555.54

2561.59

2491.12

2507.48

 

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

Note 2
Other expenses include such items as a newspaper advertisement, postage and a St John's Ambulance donation.

 

6. Quiz Evening and Jubilate Concert

Another enjoyable and successful Quiz Evening was held, and the net income was 192.27, including raffle receipts. This was a decrease of 61.34 over 2001. 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):

 

2002

2001

Difference

Meals 

-247.85

-365.00

117.15

Expenses

-9.88

-11.99

2.11

Hall

-40.00

-40.00

0.00

Tickets 

411.00

571.60

-160.60

Raffle

79.00

99.00

-20.00

Total

192.27

253.61

-61.34

In addition 100 was donated to the Friends from money raised raised by a Jubilate concert.

 

7. Souvenirs

The sum of 21.90 was collected from the sale of souvenirs on Sundays when teas were held, 15.10 less than in 2001.  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 575.42, a small decrease of 13.78 over 2001.

 

9. Repairs and Maintenance

As in 2001, there was no expenditure on miscellaneous equipment or on repairs and maintenance to the Church and Churchyard.

 

10. Sundries and Miscellaneous

This includes postage, name labels, a wheelchair ramp, church room keys and a lock.

 

Adrian Phillips
Honorary Treasurer
21st March 2003

 

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