Money For Mission

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

In this edition

Giving Days

Grant Finding Training

Parish Giving Scheme

Ecclesiastical Webinar

Online Giving Webinar

New Generous Giving Video

Money Project Survey

Key Dates for Church Finance

Training from ACAT

Events for 2022 - Giving Days
Generosity is at the heart of our faith. We believe in a generous God and our own generosity is a testament and hallmark of our faith in action. Every day we see generosity in our churches and Christian communities, reflecting the generous God we believe in. However, we often struggle to know how to harness this generosity and grow our generous church culture. Our GIVING DAYS aim to support you to grow your generous church by giving tips and sharing resources.

Click on the dates below to find out more:

Weds 11th May 2022 – Huddersfield Parish Church

Weds 18th May 2022 – Settle, Holy Ascension

Weds 25th May 2022 – Leeds, Church House

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

Weds 29th June 2022 – Bradford Area Offices, Bingley

Free grant finding database now open to Diocesan users

Are you planning a church or community project and would you like to find funding?

The Stewardship and Income Generation team, in partnership with Funding4Community, and the Dioceses of Manchester and Chester now 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 holding another webinar session with Matthew Godfrey from Funding4Community who will demonstrate the portal of the database and give tips for finding the right funder for your project. The session will be on Thursday 23rd June at 12noon to 1pm.

We will be following up this webinar 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

Please share your PGS story


If you have already signed up to give regularly through the PGS we’d love to receive your feedback on your experience of signing up and of using this way of giving a regular gift to your church. We would like to use these testimonials to encourage others to sign up.

Short video stories work really well, so if you can spare a minute to record your feedback using a mobile phone we would love to hear from you. 

Please contact Janet Edmond at or on 07376 525684 for more details.

PGS givers maintain support for churches in the face of high inflation 

It is good to learn from the Parish Giving Scheme Team that despite rising inflation, which is affecting us all, 59% of all PGS givers in the Diocese of Leeds are continuing to opt in to increase their giving annually by the rate of inflation. Such continued generosity is hugely appreciated and will help support your church to maintain it’s mission and meet rising every day costs.

New webinar from Ecclesiastical - How to find core costs for churches

The webinar will be introduced by the Church Team at Ecclesiastical and facilitated by expert speakers Gill Jolly, from the Directory of Social Change, and Andrew Evans, from Philanthropy Company. They will share guidance to help churches better secure funding for essential day-to-day costs, cover where churches can go for these type of funds, how to frame the need for these costs and develop income generating activities.  

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The session is on Wednesday 4th May from 2-3.30pm on Zoom. There will be an hour-long presentation with 30 minutes for churches to ask any questions they may have. Please click the button below to book your place.

How to find core costs webinar 4th May 2pm-2.30pm 

Online Giving - all you need to know in 1 hour webinar

Thursday, May 26 at 7pm - 8pm

Are you bewildered by the online giving choices? Do you have online giving and it doesn’t seem to attract donations? Do you need ideas for promoting your online giving page?

Join us at this hour long webinar where we will show you how to get into online giving, and where and how to publicise it afterwards.

Find out more

Video for parishes encourages generous giving

“Money and cash is a pretty sensitive subject for most of us, but it’s because we do so much for so many that we need a bit more generous giving.” says the Bishop’s Adviser for Church Growth, Robin Gamble in a new film produced for parishes in the Diocese of Leeds.

You can view the film by clicking the image below.

Stewardship Money Project Survey

Stewardship are inviting clergy to give their views on money in their 'Money Project Survey'. The information will give a clearer idea of attitudes to the topic and ways to support clergy more effectively.

The survey takes 5 minutes to complete and can be found here.

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 - Last date for submission of 2021 accounts to your espicopal area office

31st October 2022 - Charity Commission annual return
Training - ACAT, The Association of Church Accountants and Treasurers
We are pleased to be able to subsidise the cost of every finance-related training session with ACAT by 50%. All you need to do is book your place and send your paid invoice with your bank details for remittance to

New courses for 2022 have just been released and may be of particular interest to new treasurers.

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