THE FRIENDS OF ST JAMES THE GREAT, THORLEY

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 8th March 2002

TREASURER'S REPORT - YEAR ENDING 31 DECEMBER 2001

 

1. The year was again financially very successful. There was an excess of expenditure over income of 19177.92 compared to an excess of income over expenditure of 7154.39 in 2000. If the exceptional payment of 25000 to the PCC towards the restoration of the tower is excluded then a more reasonable year on year comparison shows that there was an excess of income over expenditure of 5822.08 a decrease of 1332.31. The difference can be largely explained as 2000 was an exceptional year year with much higher than average donations and CBF interest

The excess funds have been invested in the CBF until such time as they are required.

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

 

2001

2000

1999

1998

 

Profit (Loss)

Profit (Loss)

Profit (Loss)

Profit (Loss)

Subscriptions 

990.00

1047.00

1059.00

1032.00

Donations 

512.22

1712.50

282.50

31.00

AGM 

-30.00

-35.61

-36.08

-40.60

Flower Festival 

2561.59

2491.12

2507.48

2483.93

Quiz Evening 

253.61

133.34

268.83

242.25

Souvenirs 

37.00

48.00

-0.35

-19.45

Sunday Teas 

589.20

462.42

566.32

306.13

Repairs and Maintenance 

-25000.00

0.00

-1123.31

-864.67

Sundries/Miscellaneous 

-21.80

-4.94

-9.62

-10.70

Lottery Registration 

-17.50

-17.50

-17.50

-17.50

Miscellaneous Equipment 

0.00

-57.13

-135.36

0.00

Bank Interest / Charges

-0.33

1.21

3.14

13.01

Dr R Kent Sponsorship 

0.00

0.00

185.00

0.00

CBF Interest 

948.09

1373.98

920.11

953.60

Total

-19177.22

7154.39

4470.16

4109.00

Excluding PCC Payment
of 25000

5822.08

 

2. Subscriptions

The total of 990.00 is a small decrease of 57.00 over 2000. There were 65 paying members and 13 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

Donations totalled 512.22 which included 485 in memory of John Abbotson. This was 1200.28 less than in 2000.
 

5. Flower Festival

The excess income over expenditure for this event remains fairly constant from year to year. In 2001 there was a small increase of 70.47 over 2000. Overall income increased by 461.44 (9.5%) and expenditure by 323.24 (13.8%).

There were increases in the net income for
(a) Painting commission - 118.54
(b) Church collections and donations - 137.09. This included a single donation of 250.00
(c) Refreshments and Ice Cream - 7.25
(d) Church tours - 10.00
(e) Stalls - 17.51

The decreases in net income were for
(a) Raffle - -9.80
(b) Shop - 110.41
(c) Plants - 21.05.

Conversely, the main expenditure changes were
(a) Other expenses, less 10.58. Included here are the St John's Ambulance donation, newspaper advert and organist donation.
(c) Flowers, up 89.24

Details for the last three years are: 

 

2001

2000

1999

 

Profit (Loss)

Profit (Loss)

Profit (Loss)

Raffle 

461.80

471.60

436.00

Church Collections / Donations 

688.13

551.04

721.48

Bell Tower / Church tours 

23.00

13.00

43.00

Refreshments 

681.90

674.06

692.83

Ice Cream

67.31

67.90

78.89

Shop / Souvenirs 

78.00

188.41

215.60

Plants

229.50

250.55

282.50

Flowers 

-556.34

-467.10

-470.21

Stalls 

752.25

734.74

784.52

St Barnabas Centre (1) 

-120.00

-120.00

-120.00

Other Expenses (2) 

-169.80

-180.38

-379.73

Painting Commission 

425.84

307.30

222.60

Total

2561.59

2491.12

2507.48

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, postage and and St John's Ambulance donation. 
 

6. Quiz Evening

Another enjoyable and successful quiz evening was held, and the net income was 253.61, including Raffle receipts. This was an increase of 120.27 over 2000. Included in the expenditure is a contribution to the running costs of the St Barnabas Centre.

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

 

2001

2000

Difference

Meals 

-365.00

-393.90

28.90

Expenses

-11.99

-61.26

49.27

Hall

-40.00

-40.00

0.00

Tickets 

571.60

538.50

33.10

Raffle

99.00

90.00

9.00

Total

253.61

133.34

120.27

 

7. Souvenirs

The sum of 37.00 was collected from the sale of souvenirs on Sundays when teas were held, 11.00 less than in 2000. There were no new purchases. 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 589.20, a welcome increase of 126.78 over 2000. The closure of footpaths because of the foot and mouth restrictions was expected to have had an adverse effect on receipts but this did not materialise.

9. Miscellaneous Equipment and Repairs and Maintenance

There was no expenditure on miscellaneous equipment compared to 57.13 in 2000. Expenditure on repairs and maintenance to the Church and Churchyard consisted of a contribution of 25000 towards the restoration of the Bell Tower.

Adrian Phillips
Honorary Treasurer
8th March 2002

  

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