Making your parish sustainable


Stewardship refers to our responsibility to oversee, manage and optimise the resources we have at our disposal. Responsibility stems outwards from each of us to the collective, the foundations from which well-resourced, prudent churches are built. This provides an environment where mission, ministry and community outreach can flourish, enabling a visible and proactive Church in our communities.                                               

 “Scripture contains over 2,000 verses relating to stewardship, giving and financial management. A high value is clearly placed on looking after what we have and directing us as to how we can be good, faithful stewards”  Lee Jukes, Stewardship Manager

Being responsible stewards, we must consider how we can:

  • Reduce operating costs within our churches (insurance, utilities, examination fees, etc)
  • Increase parish income to help support mission, ministry and community outreach (parish giving scheme, contactless giving, fundraising)
  • Maximise financial transparency (how we spend money and how much we spend)
  • Develop financial controls and planning that allows us to look confidently towards the future
  • Encourage and promote an ethos of generosity, including the sharing of our talents.

Please download our 'Very Practical Guide to Stewardship' which outlines some of the key areas our Stewardship Team.

Very Practical Guide to Stewardship | PDF

 

Contacts

Name and email Role Telephone Mobile
Gary Peverley Finance Director 01473 298575 07879 634525
Lee Jukes Stewardship Manager 01473 298551 07721 219534
Julie Podd Parish Finance & Resources Advisor 01473 298555 07826 556186

 

Online giving

Step by step guides. Find out more.

Parish Giving Scheme

Weekly giving scheme. Find out more.

Contactless donations

Advice to new payment methods. Find out more.