As a registered charity, most our income comes from the gifts of our members, much of which is Gift Aided. We don’t have a weekly offering, but instead have an offering box always available at the front of the church should anyone wish to give. Many members choose to give via standing order each month; this giving is kept private, known only to the giver and the Treasurer. Sometimes we receive grants from different organisations, always for a specific purpose.
We have a group of five trustees who administer the finances of the church, with an experienced Chair. This group reports to the Charities Commission each year. Over the years we have tried to give away more than ten percent of our income annually, and usually we have given far more than this. Some of our giving has gone to support missionaries who have gone overseas from the church, young people who have taken gap years to work voluntarily with Christian organisations, local organisations such as Youth For Christ, and national organisations such as Tear Fund.
Registered Charity: 519331
Bill Quay Community Church is the working name of Heworth Christian Fellowship