Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Finance – Our Parish Contribution.

It costs a lot of money to keep a church like St Paul’s running – over £107,000 last year. While a lot of that is spent locally on costs like lighting and heating, cleaning and secretarial support, a large sum of money (nearly £56,000 in 2013) is given to the Church of England Diocese of Leicester each year.

In return, the diocese pays the stipend (salary) of our vicar and his housing, trains new vicars, and provides assistance to us with additional expertise. It also contributes to the central running costs of the Church of England.

The diocese of Leicester has recently made a video explaining how all this works. To see it, click this link.

We are part of the Parish of Oadby and the figures for the whole parish are well over twice those for St Paul’s. We are very grateful to all those who have given generously to help God’s kingdom he built here.