Treasurer

Note from the Treasurer,

23 Oct 2020

From the financial point of view, 2020 has been very unusual.  No sooner had we decided to amalgamate our three former parishes of Axminster, Lyme Regis and Seaton to become The Most Holy Trinity when Corona virus froze almost all out parish activities. Our Lyme church is also in urgent need of maintenance and we have embarked on a major and expensive restoration project.  For further details of this, please look at the pages on this website.

For some months the Parish office remained closed but Claire Peters, our Office Secretary is now splitting her time between Axminster and working from home near Chard.  Regarding our accounts, I have prepared a brief report to the financial year end 31 March 2020 and should you want a copy, please contact Claire who will email you a PDF or put a copy in the post.

In this current financial year, the loss of income from ‘giving’ in general will create a shortfall and a forecast is being prepared to show our current income and expenditure.  Parishioners have been very generous in their response to request for support.

If parishioners would like to make a donation towards the general upkeep of the parish, there are some different ways of doing this.

The new Parish has a new Bank Account titled:  ‘PRCDTR Parish of the Most Holy Trinity’

It is important to remember the prefix ‘PRCDTR’.

By Cheque:- Addressed as abover and should be sent to Claire Peters at the Parish Office, The Priests House, St Mary’s Church, Lyme Road, Axminster, EX13 5BE

By Bank Standing Order to make regular contributions for general parish upkeep whether or not you are signed up for Gift Aid.  The form to fill in can be found by clicking on the Blue Button here.

Become a Gift Aider!  Please contact the Gift Aid church representative to complete the Gift Aid Declaration along with the Bank Standing Order Form (above)

BACS ‘one off’ payment:  For this you will find the Bank Account information printed on the Bank Standing Order form (above). Please would you let Claire know so that she can expect the entry on the Bank statement.

Sunday Plate Collection:  Within certain rules we are able to reclaim tax on monies given

Our community very much appreciates your support for our Parish and the general upkeep of our churches in Axminster, Lyme Regis and Seaton.