Treasurers Report for 2021
Treasurers Report for 2020 (for information)
The PCC treasurer is Colin Russell, a retired chartered accountant.
Colin's predecessor, Leslie Hall, held the position from 1973 to 1992. Colin was already treasurer to the church hall, and when Leslie relinquished the role he volunteered to take over saying "seeing that looking after money and keeping financial records are two of the few things I can do with any degree of competence I agreed to take over from leslie". He was appointed in May 1992 and has held financial reins ever since. If continuity is to be valued how does only two treasurers in almost 50 years sound?
The Treasurer's role includes collecting, recording and banking cash and cheques; paying bills, monitoring monthly and annual pledges, claiming gift aid tax from HM Revenue and Customs on a monthly basis, sending out monthly bills to regular church hall users and many other related financial matters that require attention. There is also regular liaison with the pledge and gift aid secretary, Fred Watson, over a convivial cup of coffee most Monday mornings. There is also of course the requirement to produce annual financial statements for approval by the PCC at the annual parish meeting.
We are located in the middle of Thorpe Bay, about two miles east of Southend on Sea and just a short walk from the sea front. We are easily accessible by train (Thorpe Bay station is on the main line from London Fenchurch Street) and bus (Nos 1, 7 and 9), and there is ample on-street parking around the church. The church itself is on an island site at the junction of Johnstone Road and St Augustine’s Avenue.
Our address is:
St Augustine’s Church,
St Augustine’s Avenue,
Thorpe Bay, Essex.
18th October 2021