Finance

28 Jan 19

God has been very good to us. By the end of the year we had not been able to pay £1080.40 of the parish share. However by the time of the PCC meeting on the 22nd January we had received a very generous anonymous donation and, with other funds that had come in early in the New Year, the PCC were able to make the decision to pay that outstanding amount.

 We had made our possible shortfall on the Parish Share clear back in the autumn, not only to the congregation and the people of Ansley, but also to those who set the budget at deanery level. The other Warwickshire deaneries are also helping Nuneaton deanery which has enabled Nuneaton to reduce the amount they are asking us to pay in 2019. The amount we are being asked to pay is £20,000, which is a reduction of £4,594 on the amount asked for in 2018.. This £20,000 equates to the total cost allocated for 0.25 of a vicar which includes not just John’s salary but a share of other Diocesan expenditure as well. If you wish to know in more detail how these figures are calculated please do have a word.

We are very grateful to all who have responded to the situation that has arisen and have increased their giving in one way or another. But please do remember that our situation is still not good as we are now without any reserves to meet any unexpected or increased costs that may occur. 

God has provided for us and we are confident of his goodness to us.

 

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God has been very good to us. By the end of the year we had not been able to pay £1080.40 of the parish share. However by the time of the PCC meeting on the 22nd January we had received a very generous anonymous donation and, with other funds that had c...

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Rev. John Langlands

 It is with great pleasure that I would like to welcome you to St Laurence.  Frances, my wife, and I have received a very warm welcome ourselves, so you will not be disappointed when you visit St Laurence.  I am also the vicar of the other churches in Ansley and Arley – St John’s, St Michael’s and St Wilfrid’s.

Being in a rural and farming area in the north part of Coventry Diocese is like coming home for us.  A number of years ago I pastored a church in rural Norfolk which was mainly surrounded by arable farms with some pigs and chickens.  The strong sense of community life was something very special.  This should be particularly valued in these days when many folk live such individual, separate and often lonely lives. 

We have just had hot off the press a visiting card which I hope reflects what our church stands for: ‘You will not walk alone.  Together we are with you on life’s journey’.  Over these next weeks, months and years, I hope we can get to know you better and that you will find Frances and myself not just ‘churchy’ people but friends as well, who enjoy life and plenty of laughter!