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Finance Update What it costs to run Springfield Church

Income that we receive

There are a number of key items that we pay out each year. Some of these are fixed costs and others are “discretionary” but form a vital part of our mission. All the figures below are the monthly figures.

This is split into three main areas:

Parish Assessment (quota) £5,450 This is what we pay to the diocese as our share to pay for clergy, their pensions and central administrative costs Salaries £5,528 We now have four paid staff and this covers their wages, National Insurance, pension etc Rent & Rates £3,000 This is the cost of rental of Wallington Girls and Ross Parade as well as office expenses Now essentially these are our fixed costs. These are the costs that HAVE to go out. Our TOTAL FIXED COSTS are £13,978 (per month) Last year, on top of that, we spent an average of £5,000 per month on everything else – Tithe, outreach, children and youth ministries, equipment, church services etc. So far this year we have kept this to £2,000 per month – but we are coming up to a key time of the year with Feast in the Field, Holiday Club etc.

Regular giving £9,592 (Standing orders / Envelopes) Cash offerings £200 (average) Tax rebates £2,200 (normally claimed quarterly) Total Income £11,992 (per month) There are of course regular 1 off gifts and grants from the diocese, but this is the income we can plan with and use to help manage cashflow etc. As you can see our current income put against the money we MUST pay is £2,000 per month adrift. This is the money that gets us to the point where we can cover our fixed costs. After that we can then afford to do discretionary things such as the Holiday Club, Feast in the Field, invest in equipment etc. At the moment we have some savings in the bank that cover the shortfall but this is due to run out sometime next year.


serving and giving 15 may 2011