THE FRIENDS OF ST JAMES THE GREAT, THORLEY

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 9th MARCH 2007

TREASURER'S REPORT - YEAR ENDING 31 DECEMBER 2006

 

The year was again, financially, very successful. There was an excess of receipts over payments of 9092, 56 more than in 2005. All our excess funds are invested in the Church's Central Board of Finance until they are required, as they shall be this year and as you have, no doubt, already seen. The Accounts, which I am presenting tonight, show how the income was received and the expenditure incurred, together with comparative figures for 2005.

I will now comment on some of the detail .

1. Subscriptions are down this year as are donations from weddings. These are not major amounts but it is a concern that the membership of the Friends is decreasing and the Committee would like to ask you to help us "spread the word" about what we do and why.

2. Donations include a most generous bequest from the estate of the late Eva Ashwell.

3. The Flower Festival was again a huge success and our thanks are to you all for your tremendous support. The details and comparative figures for 2005 have also been provided

4. October saw our ever-popular Quiz Evening, which produced a surplus of 350 compared with 298 in 2005 and includes raffle receipts of 146.

5. Sunday Teas are not generating as much income as in the past, down this year on 2005 by 300. These Sunday afternoons in the summer are a vital outreach opportunity for the Church and we do all need to support the work.

6. Proceeds of the Whist drives held at the Christian Centre are now donated to the Friends, thanks to the generosity of the PCC and Bob and Brenda Williams.

7. It is encouraging that so many members and donors are now gift-aiding their contributions, it is very easy to do, only one form to complete, and I have the forms with me tonight for anyone who may be interested

8. Repairs and Maintenance expenditure include 300 for very necessary repairs and servicing to our grass cutting equipment and 150 for hedge trimming. In 2007 we expect to spend considerable sums on the work required on the Church, already under way.

9. Finally, my thanks to Geoff Pickering for auditing the Accounts.


Rosemary Jones
Honorary Treasurer
9th March 2007

 

Flower Festival

2006
2005
 
£
£
Raffle
411
511
Donations 
816
797
Refreshments 
1145
1287
Ice Cream
51
78
Souvenirs 
61
58
Plants
314
345
Flowers (note 1)
(46)
(96)
Stalls and Sale of Fruit
685
856
St Barnabas Centre
(120)
(120)
Expenses (note 2)
(130)
(158)
Craft Fair
322
195
Programmes
300
257
Books
246
413
Outreach
0
5
Signs
0
(234)
Totals
4055
4194

 

 

Stalls

2006
2005
 
£
£
Fruit Sales
22
0
Bric a Brac
357
301
Tombolas
187
270
Lucky Dip
63
108
Games and Toys
0
28
Cakes
97
132
Children's Books
0
19
Clothing
0
7
Produce
0
20
Bouncy Castle
(41)
(29)
Totals
685
856

Notes

1. Cost of flowers met by sponsors £600 (2005 £390).

2. Other expenses include donation to Organist, advertising and printing.

 

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