FinComm (Finance Committee) is tasked to oversee our financial affairs, this group reports to the Vestry and is convened by the Treasurer.
St Ternan’s seeks to encourage the many ways that members and friends of the congregation offer their time and treasure to various charities and aid groups. We are generally happy to help advertise fund raising activities for the good causes dear to your heart. This can include anything from displaying a poster to helping sponsor a walk or sporting event, to offering you a table in the Hall after church at which you might sell home bakes. Check with a member of the Vestry to know more.
In addition to the many ways you can take an active role in the life of the church, we always appreciate your financial donations. This last year we were humbled by several special memorial gifts, which have helped secure our ability to face some serious building maintenance and continue to finance our ongoing ministries.
If you are a regular member of the church, we encourage you to take advantage of Gift Aid. This benefits you and your claims for charitable donations on your own tax return, and gives the church an additional 25% from HM Revenue and Customs. There are several ways to give regularly, and to take full advantage of the Gift Aid ‘bump’:
This is an arrangement whereby an instruction can be given to a Bank or Building Society to make a regular payment to the Gift Aid Bank account. This can be at intervals to suit whoever is making the donations and can be monthly, quarterly or annually. The advantage to the Church of this method is that the income is known and helps with the forward planning of finances.
These numbered envelopes allow donations to be made on a regular basis without recourse to any further paperwork and is a convenient way of making cash donations.
These envelopes can be found in the pews and can be used to make one-off donations. It is necessary to fully complete the information requested on the envelope to use this method of giving.
Tickets are sold to members of the congregation, and drawn each month to award prizes. Profits are put toward church operating funds.