Money For Mission

Monthly E-newsletter from the Finance, and Resourcing Parishes Teams

In this edition

Giving days


Contactless machines

Legacies and free will-writing service

Treasurer training

Events for 2022 - Giving Days
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We have enjoyed visiting towns around the diocese to talk about giving and the exploration of the opportunities for growing a generous church has been appreciated by attendees.

'The sessions were incredibly helpful and gave me plenty of ideas to take back to the PCC'

Do join us at one of our remaining giving days or get in touch if you would like us to visit your PCC with a bespoke presentation on generosity and giving. 

Click on the dates below to find out more:

Weds 8th June 2022 – Richmond, St Cuthbert’s Church Hall, Colburn

Weds 29th June 2022 – Bradford Area Offices, Bingley

Free grant finding database open to Diocesan users

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Last month, we reported that we have access to one of the UKs largest funding portals enabling you to find a funder for your project, whether it be for your church or community.

We are delighted to say we have had lots of interest from churches wishing to find funds for solar panals, youth workers, buildings repairs and upgrades to community facilities amongst other things and we have found funders who can help them progress with their exciting plans.

Would you like funding support? We can help you search the portal at a 1:1 session or you can join us at one of our planned sessions where you will be shown how to search for yourself. The next demonstration will be with Matthew Godfrey from Funding4Community on Thursday 23rd June at 12noon to 1pm.

We will be following up this session with our own 'How to write a great grant application' webinar on Monday 27th June at 2pm-2.45pm. All the webinars will be recorded and available for you to view afterwards on our training webpage.

Please click the links below to register your place.

Grant portal webinar 23rd June 2022 12noon - 1pm
How to write a great grant application webinar 27th June 2pm - 2.45pm

Finding the best contactless device for your church

Are you looking for a contactless payment machine to receive donations and/or payments and are you bewildered by the choice?

The Parish Buying webpages enable you to filter options depending on your needs and finds a suggested contactless solution. To find out more, click the link below, but note you will need to be logged in to Parish Buying to view.

We will be distributing 70 contactless machines for a very modest contribution from parishes at the end of this year, thanks to support from the National Giving Strategy.

More details will follow soon.

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PGS Clinic - Promoting the PGS


Join June’s PGS Zoom Clinic to get top tips on how to promote the PGS to your parishioners and encourage more to give regularly through the scheme. The PGS Clinic also is an opportunity for you to have all your PGS questions answered. Join Janet Edmond (Stewardship Officer) on Tuesday 14th June at 1pm and again at 6pm for a PGS Clinic.

Register your place below.

PGS clinic 14th June 1pm
PGS clinic 14th June 6pm

New and updated legacies information


Each year around 4,000 people leave a gift in their will to their church, funding mission projects, maintaining beautiful church buildings and growing faithful communities. For many people, leaving a gift in their will is a final opportunity to make a lasting gift to God.  

Many supporters would like to know how they could leave a gift in their will to their parish church but may not know how or who to speak to. It is important for all churches to make information available and to inspire members about the difference gifts in wills can make, no matter how large or small.

Speak to Becky or Janet to find out more or visit the link below. 

Find out more

Free will-writing service

Did you know that 60% of us don't have a will? Not only that, but 30% of existing wills are believed to be out of date. 

To help put this right, the Church of England has partnered with Farewill to offer an online will writing service, which you can write from home in less than 30 minutes. Additionally there are a limited number of FREE wills available on a first-come-first served basis. The will-writing services usually costs £90 but quote parish-resources at the checkout for the free service.  

Claim your free will


Nominate your favourite church for an award from Benefact Group's (formerly Allchurches) Movement for Good campaign for a chance to receive up to £1000. 

Find out more
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Webinar with Ecclesiastical - Fundraising for your church's capital project

This webinar will guide you step-by-step through the process of fundraising for your church’s capital project.

Capital fundraising campaigns raise large sums of money for building maintenance and/or large projects. Ecclesiasticals speakers will share their expertise to help make the process simpler and more successful for your church. Top tips will be shared to help you make a plan, find donors and write a compelling case for support. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

Register for webinar 'Fundraising for your church's capital project'

Training with The Association of Church Accountants and Treasurers


Being a treasurer - the basics

The ever-popular course 'Being a treasurer the basics' is being run again by ACAT throughout June. 

We are pleased to be able to subsidise the cost of this course by 50%. All you need to do is book your place and send your paid invoice with your bank details for remittance to

Don't forget, if you wish to become a member of ACAT, the Diocese will also pay your full joining fee.

ACAT Training 'Being a treasurer, the basics'
Key dates for church finance

31st May 2022 - Latest date for holding your Annual Parochial Church Council Meeting

28th June 2022 - (national target date) Return of Parish Finance – (to allow parishes sufficient time to prepare the figures from the independently examined or audited financial statements that will have been approved by the PCC)

30th June 2022 - Deadline for submission of 2021 accounts to your espicopal area office

31st October 2022 - Charity Commission annual return

Meet the Team
Geoff Park
Chief Financial Officer
0113 353 0298 or 07538 873392
Jane Adams
Finance Manager
0113 353 0220 or 07395 880094

Finance Supervisor
0113 3530 223
Elwira Lapinska
Interim Parish Support Accountant (Financial Services)
0113 353 0231
Lead Stewardship and Income Generation Officer
0113 353 0216 or 07496 265509
Stewardship and Income Generation Officer
0113 353 0214 or 07376 525684
Finance Officer (Financial Services)
0113 353 0226
A reminder of our email addresses so you get the right support and advice:

For stewardship, income generation, parish finance, Parish Share and grant enquiries: or you can email Becky or Janet directly.

For general finance queries including invoices, clergy fees and payroll: or you can email Jane, Hayley, Clare or Elwira directly.
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