Paying our way...
St. Stephen’s relies on the generous support that so many people give by their time, their talents and their financial giving. We are enormously grateful to those who give to St. Stephen’s and the regular giving of our members (often called Christian Stewardship) helps maintain and grow our church.
St. Stephens' Financial Position
It costs over £180,000 a year to maintain the regular life of St. Stephen’s - £500 per day. This covers the upkeep of our services and buildings, office administration and the payment of our lay staff, as well as our charitable giving.
It also includes our largest single item, the payment we make to the Diocese. St. Stephen’s is responsible for meeting its full costs, and receives no grant aid for its regular life from public or Church of England funds.