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At the Annual Church Meeting we were presented with an overview of the annual accounts of our church. Almost all our income comes from your donations. In the past year we have lost a few of our most generous members — some sadly because they have died, and others who have moved out of the area. Consequently our income is down by £1000 per month compared to March 2016.

The result of this is that we are heading for an £8,000 deficit in this year's accounts (yearend 31st August 2017) — rising to a projected £10,000 in the next financial year.
Liz would like to say:
"Many thanks to all who give generously of their time, talents and money to the life of the church. Thank you to finance and property committees, and especially to Graham our treasurer, who have reduced energy bills and made savings wherever possible. We appreciate that many of you live on fixed and sometimes low incomes and are already giving as much as you can. But please, if you can, consider whether you can increase your giving. If all gave an additional £2 per week we would easily make up the shortfall."

At our Annual Church Meeting we agreed that we would give 1/8 of money received at our Church Anniversary Gift Weekend 8/9th July to Tearfund's Toilet twinning project. It costs £60 per toilet or £240 to sponsor toilets for a school. Please help us to make a difference to this worthwhile project. Further information at www.toilettwinning.org/
We also agreed that during our harvest celebrations in the Autumn we will support All We Can Methodist Relief and Development.

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