THE FRIENDS OF ST JAMES THE GREAT, THORLEY

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 17th MARCH 2006

TREASURER'S REPORT - YEAR ENDING 31 DECEMBER 2005

 

1. The year was again financially very successful. There was an excess of receipts over payments of 9035 compared to £5272 in 2004. This is an increase of nearly £3800 due to increases in income at all our events with the addition of a very generous donation of £611 from the Holy Sew 'n' Sews. You will note that we have not spent any money on the fabric of the Church this year. This will not be the case in 2006 as proposed expenditure is already in the pipeline. The excess funds have been invested in the Central Board of Finance (CBF) until such time as they are required.

The accounts presented show how we have done over the year to 31st December 2005 with figures for 2004 shown on the left hand side for comparison.


2. Subscriptions

The total of £1247 is an increase of 75 over 2004.  However, it is a concern that there are only 52 paying members and 7 subscriptions from couples who were married at St James during the year. I think that the change in Treasurer may have had something to do with this. I wrote to all members on the list and, no doubt, some people took the opportunity to opt out. We must do our bit to encourage new members.


3. Administration Expenses

This sum includes the costs of refreshments at last year's AGM.


4. Donations

The sum of £729 is an increase of £309 on 2004. This included £526 donated in memory of Eva Ashwell.


5. Flower Festival

The excess receipts over payments for this event was 4194, an increase of £679 over 2004. Overall income increased by £647 and overall expenditure decreased by £32. A detailed analysis of how we raised the income has been provided to you.


6. Quiz Evening

Another successful evening was held, and the net income was £297, including raffle receipts. This was an increase of £118 over 2004.


7. Souvenirs

Other than at the Flower Festival, very little has been sold in the way of souvenirs this year and no new items have been purchased.


8. Sunday Teas

The sale of refreshments on Sunday afternoons to raise funds was continued from April to October. The net total was 1042, an increase of 240 over 2004.


9. Repairs and Maintenance

The only item of expenditure was on miscellaneous equipment, giving a reduction under this heading of £2456 compared with 2004, but we envisage spending sums on various areas of the Church in 2006.


10. Quilt Raffle

We are hugely indebted to the Holy Sew 'n' Sews for their most generous donation of £569 net, proceeds of the sale by raffle of the magnificent quilt, which I'm sure many of you would have seen and longed to own.


11. Gift Aid Refund

This represents the payment from the Inland Revenue in respect of Gift Aid payments in the tax year to 5 April 2005.


Rosemary Jones
Honorary Treasurer
30th January 2006

 

2004

Flower Festival

2005
£
 
£
459
Raffle 511
753
Donations  797
1009
Refreshments  1287
35
Ice Cream 78
59
Souvenirs  58
229
Plants 345
45
Flowers (note 1) (96)
508
Stalls 856
(120)
St Barnabas Centre (120)
(133)
Other Expenses (note 2) (158)
325
Craft Stalls 195
193
Programmes 257
153
Books 413
-
Outreach 5
-
Signs (234)
3515
Totals 4194

Notes

1. Cost of flowers met by sponsors £300.

2. Other expenses include organist donation, advertising and printing.

 

2004

Stalls

2005
£
 
£
207
Bric a Brac 301
196
Tombolas 270
-
Lucky Dip 108
53
Games and Toys 28
52
Cakes 132
-
Children's Books 19
-
Clothing 7
-
Produce 20
-
Bouncy Castle (29)
508
Totals 856

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