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God’s Church and Our Church
• “The wealthiest
Institution in the
Country”
• “The lost millions”
• “It will always be here”
• Is the Church a long
way away from the
ideals of John and
Jesus?
The Church of England
W here t he money comes f rom £900 million
£ 2 0 0 m G ift A id
6%
6%
3% 1%
£ 6 0 m T ax rec laimed
21%
£ 2 0 0 m C as h donations
£ 1 4 0 m Fund R ais ing
18%
£ 1 6 0 m C hurc h C ommis s ioners
7%
£ 5 0 m P aris h inves tments
£ 5 0 m D ioc es an inves tments
16%
22%
£ 3 0 m Fees
£ 1 0 m O ther
The Church of England:
Where the Money Goes
£900 million
£9.3 m Training clergy
£9.9m National Services
£1.4m Grants
£0.7m Mission Agencies
11%
£18.5m Bishops pay and working
costs
£16.1m Direct Cathedral support
£8m Support of central church
£3.1m Retired Clergy Housing
£100m pre 1998 clergy pensions
£1.5m Help with new pensions
80%
£18.3m Help to poor dioceses
£4.6m Direct clergy pay
£4.2m Direct parish support
£714m Parishes & Dioceses
The Diocese of Liverpool
Incom
e
6%
5%
1%
5%
£ 5 .1 m
£ 1 .3 m
£ 0 .4 m
£ 0 .5 m
£ 0 .4 m
£ 0 .1 m
17%
66%
P aris hes
N ational C hurc h
E arned inc ome
I nves tments
D onations etc .
O ther
The Diocese of Liverpool
Expenditure
£8.6m
2% 3%
21%
£ 0 .2 m G rants
£ 4 .4 m C lergy payments
£ 1 m C lergy hous ing
£ 1 .8 m Support c os ts
11%
63%
£ 0 .1 m M anagement & A dmin
So where is the wealth?
• National Picture
– 2/3 income comes from current members
– 4/5 expenditure is in parishes & dioceses
• Diocese (Liverpool)
– 2/3 income comes from parishes
– 3/4 expenditure pays for the clergy
• Clergy
– Archbishop of Canterbury is paid less than a
secondary school head teacher
– Bishop of Liverpool receives less than a primary
school deputy head
Parish Clergy
• Current stipend is £18k / year
• All parish clergy are paid roughly the same
• But we have to pay
– Most office equipment, furniture, heating,
lighting, cleaning, insurance
– Robes
– Entertainment
– Upkeep of the church’s house & garden
• Typical income counted for tax £11k
• Where to live when retired?
The church’s wealth
• So where is it?
–
–
–
–
Central coffers? 
Church House in Liverpool?
Bishops & Archbishops? 
Clergy? 
• Whoever owns our church?
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Our Budget
• Income
–
–
–
–
–
£?
£?
£?
£?
£?
Sunday Giving
Other giving
Fees
Fundraising etc.
• Expenditure
– £?
Clergy expenses + housing
– £ ? Church Utilities
– £ ? Maintenance etc.
– £ ? Sunday Services
– £? Admin Costs
– £? Diocese Share
– £?
God’s Church and Our Church
• How can we live the
Gospel?
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