Those presenting this evening were understandably nervous beforehand. Parish Share is never an easy issue to tackle. However they were surprised to receive a round of applause at the end from the representatives of the Anglican churches of Swindon. This was not just for the quality of the presentation, but for the work done beforehand.
A new scheme was introduced giving every parish a specific figure to aim at. We received a careful analysis of how the figure was arrived at, combined with a plea for us all to grasp the big issues and not get bogged down in the detail. Our Finance Sub-Team will be assessing our response on Monday. We will want to be as generous as we can.