Membership and Stewardship

Finances – where we get our money and where we spend it.

Money in

As with many churches and charities we are dependent on the generosity of our members to support the work which we do.  There are a number of ways in which we collect this giving:

  • Regular standing orders into our bank account mean that you can support us even if you are not able to attend services each week.  We receive standing orders weekly, monthly or quarterly, whichever best suits your pattern of giving. Regular givers who are taxpayers are also asked to sign a Gift Aid form which means that we can reclaim tax from the government (currently 25% of each donation).

  • Pre- printed envelopes can be placed in the collection plate each week.  By identifying the person giving, by the number on the envelope, we are able to claim Gift Aid on donations from those who are tax payers.

  • Cash in the plate at services for those who are unable to commit to giving a regular amount.

  • Anyone interested in supporting the church by standing orders or envelopes should contact Sharron Arnold (sharron.arnold99@hotmail.com) for further information.

Money out

We spend our money primarily on supporting the work which we do locally but we also have a commitment to helping those less fortunate than ourselves.  Our money is used in the following ways:

  • Payment of share request to both the Diocese of Leeds and the Airedale Circuit of the Methodist Church.  In 2018 we have been asked to pay £50,823 in total to these.  This money is used to pay for our clergy and their housing and training and to support other churches who are less able to support themselves.

  • Running the church and hall – keeping them warm and watertight and providing materials for worship, administration and social activities.

  • Giving to charities, either locally or overseas.  Each month we support a small charity in India and provide funding for a boy in Ecuador.  We also donate money and food to two foodbanks in the Bradford district and support one off requests for funding in crisis from charities such as Christian Aid.


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