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Oratory Church & Parish Finances - Figures

2010 Annual Expenditure


The Oratory church

 

Church staff salaries - £90,579     
Church staff board and lodging - £24,679     
Finance staff salary - £13,003
 
Altar requisites - £6,322     
Votive candles - £27,032     
Altar candles - £7,895     
Vestments and furnishings - £18,126     
Laundry - £6,023     
Flowers - £5,620     
 
Altar Missals and books -  £917     
People's Mass sheets, cards - £1,933     
 
Utilities (heat and light) - £40,970     
Church insurance - £25,387
Church maintenance - £7,336     
Church equipment - £657     
Heating system maintenance - £1,417     
Lighting maintenance - £8,577     
Church sound system - £1,643     
 
Monthly magazine - £5,365     
Weekly bulletin - £698     
Printing and stationery - £8,283     
 
Bank charges - £10,078     
Advertising - £1,332     
 
Church sundry expenses - £4,324     
                                                               
Church total - £318,194 


The Parish

Parish and porteria staff salaries - £82,329    
 
Parish pastoral activities - £3,738     
Parish groups - £2,957     
 
Accountancy and legal fees - £19,547     
Administration - £5,497     
Telephone, fax and internet - £13,363     
 
Papal visit and beatification - £9,163     
      
Parish total - £144,774


Total 2010 Expenditure £462,968


2010 Collections

The 2010 collections (what people put in the collection bag at the offertory during Mass) amounted to £227,722 on Sundays and £8,258 on Feastdays and special occasions. In 2010 the collections raised £235,980.


Here is an example of Mass attendance and the corresponding offertory collections at each Mass, on one recent Sunday in March 2011.

                      


Weekly Collections - One recent Sunday in 2011 

  Attendance         Collection             Average 
6pm                         241                      £471                   £1.95
8am                         100                      £306                   £3.06
9am                         203                      £686                   £3.38
10am                       296                      £790                   £2.67
11am                       467                      £1,373                £2.94
11.15am                  55                        £45                     £0.82
12.30pm                 220                      £474                   £2.16
4.30pm                   237                      £195                   £0.82
7pm                        225                      £601                   £2.67

Totals:                2,044                 £4,942               £2.42