Managing Church Expenses

Our churches are beautiful and historic buildings and their ministry among the local community is vital...

however, these things cost money, and so it is important to manage expenses and make sure that you are finding the best deals possible.

The Church of England and Church in Wales work together with companies in order to find better deals on a range of products, such as digital giving solutions, heating and lighting, church supplies, IT and audio-visual equipment. They also provide buying guides to help you find the item you want. These can be found at Parish Buying

As all churches are registered or excepted charities, they are elligible for VAT reductions and relief for certain items. Information can found here.


Buying Ethically

Throughout the Bible we see God calling his people to treat others fairly in their business dealings. As churches we are also called to make sure that our financial transactions are ethical, but this can be difficult in an ever more complicated world. 

ECCR has several resources for churches to help them consider using their money ethically and their website is full of hits and tips. In particular they suggest:

You might also want to look at the Diocesan Climate Crisis Group, and see their webpage (where you can sign up to receive their newsletter Called to Action)

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