Your donations allow Sanderstead Parish carry out its mission in the community.
We are blessed that Martin and Jeremy have embraced new technology that has enabled them to continue to bring us ministry and weekly worship. This is much appreciated by all connected to Sanderstead All Saints Church, who have in return continued to support the church with time, talents and financially, for which we are so grateful.
All Saints receives NO central funding, either from the Church authorities or from Government (other than furlough support for 50% of our employed staff). Our Mission in Sanderstead relies on the generosity of our own congregation and supporters. It costs almost £4,000 per week to run All Saints, this includes our monthly stewardship payment of £1,635 to Southwark Diocese in support of funding for our clergy, housing, pensions, training and their welfare across the Diocese.
The annual costs of our Children’s and family mission is £30,000
Our administration is £20,200
Our Gas and electricity for Church and Halls is £14,000
Our Insurance and maintenance costs are £40,000
The cost of upkeep of our churchyard and graveyard is £9,000
Our support to our mission partners in the UK and overseas is £9,500
And that is not all! We never have enough money to do all the things we wish to. With your help we achieve much more, but it all costs money.
All Saints asks for your support by signing up to our stewardship scheme. This enables us to have a guaranteed income which makes our budgeting so much easier, and reduces some of the worry over affording our commitment.
We have put in place a number of measures to make it easy to support us in these ways as follows:
• If you wish to become a regular giver via a standing order or if you would like to increase your current level of giving, please complete a pledge card available from our Stewardship Clerk via the Parish Office. Please note that such information will remain confidential between you and the Stewardship Clerk.
• For one off gifts there are several options:
o Electronic transfers may be made to Sanderstead All Saints PCC (Sort code: 55 70 30 Account no: 3478 6996). Please email your full name and address as a reference to: firstname.lastname@example.org and we hope we are able to recover any Gift Aid.
o Donations via a debit or credit card can now be made via the All Saints web-site: https://sandersteadparish.churchsuite.co.uk/donate/ Again, please include your surname as a reference.
o On My ChurchSuite, you will find a new option on the left hand side of your Home Page (or under the Menu if using your phone) called My Giving. Clicking on this brings you to a page with a Donate button to give via your debit/credit card (again please use your surname as a reference).
o Or you can post your cheque made out to Sanderstead All Saints PCC to Michael Turner at 15 Glebe Hyrst, South Croydon, CR2 9JG. If you are unable to get out, Michael will be pleased to collect your cheque if you call him on 020 8657 5224.
Please give this your urgent consideration, and if you are able to help, please ACT NOW while it is fresh in the memory.
Many thanks from,
The Sanderstead All Saints Finance Team