Church financial situation

QRBC Financial Situation - Update 28th June 2020

Some weeks ago we put a small but crucial note on the website (see below) asking for people that normally put an offering in the plate to either send it to us by cheque or use the Donate button on the website, and the response was absolutely amazing. We have been blessed over the weeks and together with support from the Job Retention Scheme and the generosity of the Church family and the Grace of God we have kept our heads above water so far, and now we can see a light at the end of the tunnel (- hopefully not a train coming the other way). It is soon, we hope, going to be possible to get back to some sort of meeting at church, although I am convinced that we will have to be flexible.

In order for us to take this “next step” there will be a financial burden as we will need to put extra safeguards into place and as always there is a cost, so I urge you to continue with your support and if anyone feels that they are able to help further It would be most appreciated.  For ways to give, click here

As we take these steps please pray that when this is all over, we can move forward as a united Church doing God’s work.

God Bless you all

John Montgomery

Treasurer     

QRBC Financial Situation - Update 24th April 2020

Many of you will quite rightly have realised that every kind of organisation across the country is facing unprecedented financial challenges, including churches. At QRBC the income we received from room lettings, café and buffets have completely stopped for the foreseeable future. On top of this there has been no Sunday offertory since March 8th.

Our expenditure has been pared back as far as possible during lockdown, including furloughing 4 staff,. We remain committed to our obligations to our charitable partners and, of course,  the utility and other bills require to be paid.

We also appreciate that these unprecedented times are having significant effects on everybody, physically, mentally, spiritually and financially. We are very grateful if you have continued to give by standing order during this time. We do, however, require our income to increase as our finances are on a downward trend.

Ways to give

Sunday Offertory– if you usually give your gift on a Sunday in the offertory plate  we now invite you to consider one of the following, this is of course, if you are in a position to do so.

- Set up a standing order

- Make a one off payment direct into the church’s bank  account

- Use your debit or credit card and click "donate now".  (A small charge is deducted from your donation by the card processing company)

Gift Aid is a scheme which allows charities to claim from HMRC, the basic rate of tax their donors have paid. Gift Aid increases the value of donations by 25%, so it means even more money goes to the church– and it won’t cost you extra. The church can only claim Gift Aid on monetary donations from your own funds, and if you’ve paid UK Income and / or Capital Gains Tax during that tax year. The tax you pay in that tax year must be at least equal to the value of Gift Aid the charity will claim on your donation(s). You can download a Gift Aid form here

Thank you very much for considering this information.