We are aware this is a very challenging time and many more questions and concerns will be asked as time goes on. The following guidance on financial concerns is an early response to provide answers to some of the questions already being asked. Please send in others as they arise, as if we don’t know […]
The Annual Report and Accounts for the West of England Baptist Association in 2016 will be accepted at the WEBA AGM and Summer Gathering on Monday 17th July, 7pm. This document is available as a download here, and will continue to be available under Resources/Publications on this website. If you would like a printed copy […]
Who prepares your church budget? Who discusses how best to serve God’s purposes in the allocation of funds? Who decides what to give to Home Mission each year? Although we recommend that each church gives at least 5% of general income to Home Mission, (to support Specialist Teams, Associations, and Home Mission grants), this decision finally rests […]
Among the changes announced on Tuesday 17th March 2015 was a measure that should increase the gift aid many of our churches are able to reclaim. Currently, gift aid can be reclaimed on ‘small donations’ (usually cash in the offering bag) up to a limit of £5,000. The amount of small donations charities can get […]
Implementation of the new Charities Statement of Recommended Practice for accounting and reporting Two new Charities SORPs have recently been issued representing the first major revision in charity accounting for ten years. The FRS102 SORP is for the very largest charities and the FRSSE SORP applies to those charities eligible for applying the Financial Reporting […]
ACAT has contacted us at WEBA about an important government grant scheme for Churches that has just been launched to help repair the roofs of listed places of worship. If you are eligible you will need to act quickly as the closing date for applications is 12pm (noon) Friday 30 January 2015.