We receive an annual grant from the Luxembourg Government which at the moment covers the salaries of our Chaplain and Lay Assistant. All the other expenses of running our church here in Luxembourg are supported entirely by the generosity of the congregation. Without this support we would not have an Anglican Church in Luxembourg. Proceeds from fundraising events such as the Arts Festival and Summer Fun Day do not go to church funds but to charitable causes.
Church running expenses include items such as pay for the office staff and Music Director, rent for the Konvikt Chapel and Salle Maria Rheinsheim, contributions to the Diocese and Church of England, office rent and general admin expenses. They amount to roughly €120,000 a year, or an average of €10,000 a month to be collected in one way or another from the congregation. That works out at an average of €50 a month for each of the 200 adults who are currently coming to church. Some people can afford more, which compensates for those who can afford less.
Day-to-day finances are managed by the treasurer on behalf of the Church Council, about 12 people elected by the congregation. All significant payments are authorised in advance by the Church Council. Annual Accounts are prepared and audited.
There are four main ways to give:
One-off donation (anonymous or not)
Monthly donation by bank standing order (only the treasurer is informed)
Weekly envelopes (fill at home, put in collection)
Offertory (cash collections) during services
The choice of method and amount is entirely yours, although, particularly if you cannot be in church very often, a bank standing order is the easiest way to pay your share.
Contributions to the Flower Fund will be gratefully received. There is a box at the back of the Church for your donations.
Bank Account with BGL BNP Paribas
L’Eglise Anglicane du Luxembourg
IBAN: LU12 0030 7313 9549 0000