Parishioners will be aware that at our AGM we adopted a deficit budget for 2019. Despite some increase in the direct giving scheme in recent months, running costs continue to outpace income. Our ability to grow the Parish’s ministries and outreach is currently constrained due to inadequate financial resources. The Parish’s weekly running costs are $9100, just to maintain existing operating costs, functions and personnel.
In the first quarter of 2019 we were falling behind this budgeted need in the range of $5000/month. I commend to us all prayerful consideration of the Biblical principles of giving in support of the Church: that it should be generous, sacrificial, regular, proportional to our means and done cheerfully.
Last week’s giving and other income: $7221, 79% of our budgeted need.