How the Methodist Church uses money

People give to their local church to support:

  • The ministry and mission of the Church

  • Provide and maintain buildings and facilities

  • Resourcing mission across the country

  • Training people for effective ministry and discipleship

  • The world church

Most of the Church's income is received through local offerings. Additional income comes from tax recovered under Deeds of Covenant and Gift Aid, with a small amount from the use of premises and investment income.

This income is used in the following ways:

  • About 45% on local church costs such as heating and property repairs

  • About 45% on the ordained and lay ministry (stipends and housing) paid by the circuit (which is the main reason for the Circuit Assessment)

  • About 10% to cover Connexion-wide (ie national and international) expenditure - nearly half of which is grants, a quarter is spent on training, mainly of ministers, and the rest covers areas of the Church's work which is handled on a whole-Connexion basis.


Latest info about Methodist giving and how it is being used

Annual Reports for the latest year and archive of recent years
 

Leaving a Legacy

Ministerial Benefits: Taxation Guidance and Briefing Notes for Circuit Stewards/Treasurers & District Stewards/Treasurers


See also Connexional grants

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