Presentation on theme: "Diocesan Strategy & Ministry Share Paul Glover. Overview of Diocesan Strategy Our strategy is focussed on mission and underpinned by prayer It has evolved."— Presentation transcript:
Overview of Diocesan Strategy Our strategy is focussed on mission and underpinned by prayer It has evolved from Hope for Monmouth and the CinW review A key element of the strategy is “collaborative ministry” The Diocese will provide resources to develop and support Ministry Areas Training of key members of the ministry teams and Ministry Area Councils is critical The strategy will be adapted for each Ministry Area
Parish Share – Review Input from Resources Review, Treasurers’ questionnaire and Parish Share sub-committee, other Dioceses Current Parish Share scheme is unsustainable Many parishes are taking money from reserves Amount of unpaid share increased from 2009 to 2014 Outstanding share at 31st December 2014 was £554k In 2014 Diocese requested £2.59m in share and received £2.15m (plus £0.26m from previous years) In 2014 stipendiary clergy costs were 58 x £45k = £2.61m Average Sunday attendance is falling by 3-4% p.a.
Parish Share – Review Calculation of Parish Share is perceived as complex and unfair Takes no account of actual cost of ministry Penalises growth Banding system is no longer appropriate – giving in C/D parishes is at least as good as A/B parishes Benchmarking with other Dioceses: Monmouth parishes spend 39% of income on buildings and 44% on ministry Average in CinW is 33% on buildings and 50% on ministry Llandaff & St Asaph base their calculations on attendance and clergy resources Recognise the need for Stewardship campaigns
Ministry Share - Proposals New Ministry Share scheme will be based on 2 elements A proportion of the actual costs of ministry in the MA Part based on attendance in churches in the MA Ministry costs will be based on 50 stipends by 2018 MA’s will not be asked to pay for Diocesan Office staff Share will be calculated for each MA The MA Council may decide how to distribute its calculated share If the MA Council cannot distribute the share it will be levied directly to parishes (and based on relative attendance)
Ministry Share - Calculations Guideline charges to Ministry Areas: Stipend50% of £45k HfD50% of £ 9k Curate??% of £42k Per asa£260 p.a. Example of MA with 4 churches, 1 stipend, 1 HfD, 1 NSM, 2 LEM’s, 2 LLM’s and average attendance of 110 Cost of stipend£ 22.5k Cost of HfD£ 4.5k 110 givers @ £260 p.a. £ 28.6k TOTAL MINISTRY SHARE (2016)£ 55.6k Parish Share payable in 2014 (in Band B)£ 62.4K
Ministry Share - Outcomes Parishes can take advantage of 5% rebate for on-time payments by Standing Order Most parishes will pay less in 2016 No parish will pay more in 2016 than in 2014 Fund will be created for special cases (“hardship” and “growth”) MA’s will be encouraged to help neighbours in need
Ministry Share – Questions for Treasurers Relative to the current system, do you think the new Ministry Share scheme is: Fairer? Easier to understand? Sustainable? How much should be charged for a curate? Should we base calculations on average Sunday attendance (asa) or average weekly attendance (if “awa” how is it determined ?) Should we average asa over 2 or 3 years? Could you transmit asa data electronically in 2016? Do you have any specific concerns about the asa calculation?