THE FRIENDS OF ST JAMES THE GREAT, THORLEY

 

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 24TH MARCH 2000

 

TREASURER'S REPORT - YEAR ENDING 31 DECEMBER 1999

 

1. The year was again financially very successful. There was an excess of income over expenditure of 4470.16 compared to 4109.00 in 1998 an increase of 361.16. The excess funds have been invested in the CBF until such time as they are required. 18000 of the total funds of 21503.92 have been reserved towards the cost of future Church restorations when they have been approved by the PCC.

 

Details are as follows (amounts preceded by a minus sign indicate a loss):

 

1999

1998

1997

 

Profit (Loss)

Profit (Loss)

Profit (Loss)

Subscriptions

1059.00

1032.00

1172.00

Donations

282.50

31.00

131.00

AGM

-36.08

-40.60

-42.85

Flower Festival

2507.48

2483.93

2385.97

Quiz Evening

268.83

242.25

161.42

Souvenirs

-0.35

-19.45

-47.65

Sunday Teas

566.32

306.13

521.82

Repairs and Maintenance

-1123.31

-864.67

-1228.27

Sundries/Miscellaneous

-9.62

-10.70

-8.14

Lottery Registration

-17.50

-17.50

-17.50

Miscellaneous Equipment

-135.36

0.00

-392.51

Bank Interest

3.14

13.01

5.05

Dr R Kent Sponsorship

185.00

0.00

0.00

CBF Interest

920.11

953.60

649.63

Total

4470.16

4109.00

3289.97

 

2. Subscriptions

The total of 1059.00 is an increase of 27.00 over 1998. There were 66 paying members and 23 subscriptions from couples who married, or whose wedding was blessed, at St. James during the year.

 

3. Annual General Meeting

This sum represents donations less the cost of refreshments and a contribution towards the running costs of the St. Barnabas Centre.

 

4. Donations

The total of 282.50 included 277.50 which was given in memory of Tom Camp. Since the closure of the 1999 accounts a further 542.50 has been received. This will appear in the accounts for the current financial year, 2000. The Committee is keen to use this money to support a project that would be a fitting memorial to Tom.

 

5. Flower Festival

This event showed a small increase of 23.55 over 1998. Overall income increased by 8% but expenditure by nearly 19%. There were decreases in the net income from the Raffle and the Paintings Commission. The latter was still a substantial amount. The largest increases in net income were for

(a) Church collections and donations, mainly attributable to a single donation of 200.

(b) Refreshments, including Ice Cream, up 200.

(c) Shop and plants, up 207, again largely due to the efforts of Alan Uglow and others on plant stalls.

(d) Stalls, up 100, mainly due to an enormous increase in the sale of books, managed by Marcia Slaughter.

Conversely, the net expenditure also increased

(a) Flowers, up nearly 107.

(b) Other expenses up 200. This includes newspaper adverts (up 90), Red Cross Donation (up 45), hire of easels, postage, badges for stewards and helpers.

Details for the last three years are:

 

1999

1998

1997

 

Profit (Loss)

Profit (Loss)

Profit (Loss)

Raffle

436.00

496.60

592.96

Church Collections /Donations

721.48

521.37

649.67

Bell Tower/Church tours

43.00

39.00

13.60

Refreshments

771.72

621.09

753.82

Shop/Plants/Souvenirs

498.10

290.45

227.65

Flowers

-470.21

-363.24

-399.96

Stalls

784.52

684.49

634.23

St Barnabas Centre (1)

-120.00

-120.00

-120.00

Other Expenses (2)

-379.73

-179.83

-228.00

Painting Commission

222.60

494.00

262.00

Total

2507.48

2483.93

2385.87

Note 1
The payment for the St. Barnabas Centre represents our contribution to the running costs of the building.

Note 2
Other expenses include such items as newspaper adverts, printing, stationery, posters, signs, and Red Cross donation.

 

6. Quiz Evening
Another enjoyable and successful quiz evening was held, and the net income was 268.83, including Raffle receipts. This was 26.58 more than in 1998. Included in the expenditure is a contribution to the running costs of the St Barnabas Centre.

 

7. Souvenirs

The sum of 19.35 was collected from the sale of souvenirs on Sundays when teas were held. This was offset by the purchase of new notelets for 20.00 resulting in a net expenditure of 35 pence. Receipts from sales at the Flower Festival are included in the income from the shop and are not separately identified.

 

8. Sunday Teas

The sale of refreshments on Sunday afternoons to raise funds was continued from April to October. The net total was 566.32, a considerable increase of 260.19 over 1998. New equipment costing 27.85 is included in the expenditure.

 

9. Repairs and Maintenance

A total of 1123.31 was spent on repairs and maintenance for the Church and Churchyard. This comprised 1000.00 for tree work and 123.31 for new and repaired equipment used for the upkeep of the Churchyard. This compares with 864.67 in 1998.

 

10. Sponsorship

Dr Richard Kent ran the Edinburgh Marathon on 26 September 1999. Seventeen people sponsored him, and he kindly donated the total of 185 to the Friends.

 

Adrian Phillips
Honorary Treasurer
24th March 2000

 

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