We have 11 Mission partners and we allocate 10% of our donation income to support them.
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.
Youth Ministry and Young Adult ministry
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. Student Ministry monies fund campus outreach including Freshers Week, literature, hospitality, occasional Retreats and transportation costs. These ministries meet our Youth & Young Adult pastor's salary, accommodation costs and expenses.
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, Sarah and Leza, 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.