Money For Mission

Monthly E-newsletter from the Finance and Resourcing Parishes Teams

In this edition

Thinking About Generosity.....

Green Journey's energy saving advice

Generosity Week Newsletter 2022 

"How to Launch the PGS" webinar

Application deadline for Diocesan Grants' Scheme

Use our Free Grants' Database

Low cost, refurbished computers for churches

Thinking About Generosity....

Sunday 11th September. Trinity 12. Luke 14.25-33

First sit down and estimate the cost

Counting the cost of a venture is a sound first step. There is a cost to discipleship, says Jesus, and it means putting Christ ahead even of family loyalties. Sometimes it will feel like carrying a cross to a seriously bad place. So count the cost before you leap in.

This has surprisingly practical implications. I remember at university my church rector teaching about giving, which to a poor student wasn’t an enticing prospect. So, he said, count the cost, think what you can afford – and then double it! That was the challenge of the gospel, not to be wise simply in a worldly way but to be wise in a heavenly way, and to trust that God would make up the difference.

Surprisingly (or not) it works!

John Pritchard is a former Bishop of Oxford and author of many popular books.

Green Journey's Energy Saving Advice

The Green Journey is a package of energy saving services for churches provided by Green Energy Consulting. The Diocese of Leeds have worked in partnership with Green Energy Consulting since 2015 and more than 240 churches now use the service. Their Autumn newsletter addresses the rising energy prices with advice on contract renewal and top tips for energy saving measures. To read the newsletter and find out more about the Green Journey service click the links below.

Read Autumn Newsletter
Find out about Green Journey Service

Sign up to Generosity Week Newsletter 2022 

The Generosity Week News is a weekly online newsletter from the National Giving Team and is packed with advice and ideas on how you can celebrate Generosity Week. You can receive the newsletter right up until Generosity Week itself (25th Sept -2nd Oct). View editions 1-5 of Generosity Week News and sign up to receive it here .

A whole suite of ready-made resources to help you promote Generosity Week in your church are available for you to download at the link below. You can also view a recorded webinar from the National Giving Team on "How to Run Generosity Week" at the link below.

Download Generosity Week Resources
Watch Generosity Week Webinar

Launch the PGS During Generosity Week 

A number of churches in the diocese are planning to launch or relaunch the PGS to their congregations during Generosity Week. If you missed the recent webinar giving ideas on how to introduce the PGS to your congregations you can watch the recorded webinar by clicking the link below.

Watch "How to Launch the PGS in Generosity Week" Webinar  

Application Deadline for Diocesan Grants in 2022

As Autumn approaches our minds turn to the maintenance of our church buildings..... 

The Diocesan church building, grants and loan scheme continues to support churches with maintaining and improving their church buildings as vital centres of worship, community and mission.

We are particularly keen to support projects that reduce the environmental impact of our buildings as well as we aim to meet the Church of England's 2030 carbon net-zero target.

The application deadline for the third and final round of grants for 2022 is 31st October.  

For more information and to download an application form please click here

Use our Free Grant Finding Database

In early summer we reported that we now have access to one of the UKs largest funding portals called Funding4Community. This can be used to search for local and national grant funders that could potentially fund your church or community projects.


Join our next live webinar demonstration on how to use and search the Funding 4Community grants' portal with Matthew Godfrey on Thursday 22nd September from 12noon to 1pm. To register for this session click the link below. 

Register for Grant Portal Webinar Thursday 22nd September 12 noon -1pm  

Contactless Giving Devices Allocated across Diocese!

Thank you to all who submitted an application to receive a free or subsidised contactless giving device through our Digital Giving Project Rollout. Although we had 70 devices to allocate we were well oversubscribed and sadly not everyone who applied could be allocated a device. 

Successful applicants will next receive training in how to set up their device and an online giving account.

To find out how your church could purchase a contactless giving device and set up an online giving account visit the Cof E at the links below

Set up Online Giving 
Buy A Contactless Giving Device 

Low Cost, Refurbished Computer Equipment for Churches!

Computers for Charities is a not for profit, Christian organisation which aims to provide low cost, refurbished computer equipment for churches, voluntary organisations and charities. The equipment available is good quality and technical advice is also available. If you are looking to upgrade your IT equipment to help you stream services etc, at a low cost, this may be a useful service for you. You can also donate your IT equipment to help others. To find out more please visit the CFC website

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
Stewardship and Income Generation Officer
0113 353 0214 or 07376 525684
Finance Officer (Financial Services)
0113 353 0226

Jenni Robinson

Parish Support Accountant (Financial Services)

0113 353 0231

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 Janet or Jenn directly.

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

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