WEBA Annual Report and Accounts for 2016

The Annual Report and Accounts for the West of England Baptist Association in 2016 will be accepted at the WEBA AGM and Summer Gathering on Monday 17th July, 7pm. This document is available as a download here, and will continue to be available under Resources/Publications on this website. If you would like a printed copy […]

Pensions Letter from Nigel Coles

Nigel Coles, WEBA Regional Team Leader, has sent the following letter to all Church Treasurers in connection with the Defined Benefit Baptist Pension Scheme. You can read the letter here or download it as a pdf: Please note that there is also useful information, including how to access the Employer Hub, in this summer’s Transform bulletin, available […]

Your Church Budget – and Home Mission

Who prepares your church budget? Who discusses how best to serve God’s purposes in the allocation of funds? Who decides what to give to Home Mission each year? Although we recommend that each church gives at least 5% of general income to Home Mission, (to support Specialist Teams, Associations, and Home Mission grants), this decision finally rests […]

2015 Budget: Gift Aid for more small donations

Among the changes announced on Tuesday 17th March 2015 was a measure that should increase the gift aid many of our churches are able to reclaim. Currently, gift aid can be reclaimed on ‘small donations’ (usually cash in the offering bag) up to a limit of £5,000. The amount of small donations charities can get […]

Two New SORPs for Charity Accounting

Implementation of the new Charities Statement of Recommended Practice for accounting and reporting  Two new Charities SORPs have recently been issued representing the first major revision in charity accounting for ten years. The FRS102 SORP is for the very largest charities and the FRSSE SORP applies to those charities eligible for applying the Financial Reporting […]