THE FRIENDS OF ST JAMES THE GREAT, THORLEY

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 10th MARCH 2017

TREASURER'S REPORT - YEAR ENDING 31 DECEMBER 2016

 

This year our accounts show an excess of expenditure over income of 9,312 and we show healthy cash balances in our bank and savings accounts.

The Accounts show how the income was received and the expenditure was incurred in the year ended 31st December 2016 with comparative figures for 2015.

A grant was made to the Parochial Church Council for the upgrade of the lighting in the Church of 21,807. With the exclusion of the grant , our net income was 12,500 slightly less than 2015. The gross income was down due to smaller receipts for Bank interest and Gift Aid rebate and the repayment of a loan to the PCC in 2015 was counterbalanced by a gift of 5,000 from a former resident of the parish whose husband is buried here. Expenditure, other than the grant, was up on 2015 because of increased costs of maintenance and repair to the equipment used in the Churchyard, an ongoing expense which will continue to increase as equipment gets older. Thanks are expressed to Peter and Margaret Morley for their unstinting hard work in this regard.

All our events have been successful and are important outreach opportunities. We need to pray for more members of our Church family to be on hand at these events to welcome our visitors.

Details of the figures relating to the Festival of Flowers and Music are shown below.

Flower Festival

2016
2015
 
£
£
Raffle
805
572
Donations 
940
1,470
Refreshments 
1,786
1,676
Ice Cream
-
10
Souvenirs 
-
30
Plants
457
439
Flowers (note 1)
(10)
(3)
Stalls -Mini Fete
477
485
St Barnabas Centre
(120)
(120)
Expenses (note 2)
(85)
(127)
Craft Fair
415
240
Programmes
117
82
Books
256
277
Bill Hardy's Talk
8
14
WW1 Booklets
8
-
Totals
5,054
5,045

 

Stalls

2016
2015
 
£
£
Recycled Goods
207
204
Tombolas
159
126

Cakes and Produce
(inluding flowers £35)

111
155
Totals
477
485

Notes

1. Cost of flowers met by sponsors 753 (2015 683).

2. Other expenses include gift for Organist, Caretaker and advertising.

Thanks are expressed to John Wrentmore for examining the Accounts. John is still in the process of his examination so these accounts are unaudited at present.

 

Rosemary Jones
10th March 2017

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