Our Mission budget enables us to support 10 Mission Partners. It also provides a contingency from which we respond to specific needs during the year. It is calculated as a tithe-and-a-half (15%) of the previous year's giving income.
Each Parish pays a share of the Guildford Diocesan budget. From this the Diocese then provides a range of central support services. It also pays clergy stipends, funds the provision of clergy accommodation and meets the costs of Curates-in-training posts across the Diocese.
Monies are required to support the development of our Adult Ministries; Simon’s stipend, evangelism, training courses, small groups, etc. Some costs are recovered through monies received for training materials and refreshments.
Student Ministry monies fund campus outreach including Freshers Week, literature, hospitality, occasional Retreats and transportation costs. They also meet Joel’s salary, accommodation costs and expenses.
We have many teenagers regularly participating in our thriving Youth Ministry. The youth budget enables investing in their growth through weekly activities and special events and paying Beth’s salary and accommodation costs.
Our Children’s Ministry activities include our Sunday Clubs, School Lunch Clubs, two weekly Parent & Toddler groups and activities such as the Holiday Clubs and Praise Parties. Total costs also include Jeremy's salary.
Annette, Carrie and Angela assisted by wonderful volunteers, manage the day-to-day administration, operations and financial affairs of the Church and strive to make it a safe and welcoming environment for ministry and other activities. .
Running Costs, Parish Magazine and other expenses
Our many running costs include gas, electricity, water, insurance, routine maintenance, cleaning, minibus costs, etc. We also incur costs to produce Connection Magazine distributed to over 2,900 homes every month and a significant outreach tool (largely recovered in advertising revenue).
So, how can I contribute?
If you wish to contribute financially to Christ Church, please contact the Treasurer (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you wish to contribute in a volunteering role please contact the church office 01344 844946.