St Mary’s Christian Workers Trust (CWT) is an independent registered charity linked to a Christian Basis of Faith. It was established to support Christian Work and Christian Workers focussed on the Basingstoke area and extending to UK and around the world. Recently about 81% of the budget of CWT has gone to support 9 staff of St. Mary’s PCC; more details can be found on the staff page. 19% has been donated to other Christian charities or Christian workers, especially partners of St. Mary’s Church, some in Basingstoke, some UK and some in other countries and continents around the world; more information can be found on the partner support page.
The generous support from our donors has meant that, since the 2021 appeal, income has grown in line with additional staff costs such that CWT finances are strong and we are very grateful to those who have continued to faithfully give, both as regular donations and occasional lump sum gifts.
Expenditure is expected to increase by about 6% in 2024. Reserves are strong but will now drop slowly following the recruitment of additional staff.
The CWT Appeal – Autumn 2023 aims to maintain the current high level of reserves. This could be with continued giving for both regular and occasional lump sum gifts at the 2023 level for existing givers and with new members of the congregation joining in giving for the next year. Please carefully and prayerfully consider beginning to give, continuing giving, or increasing your giving.
If you would like to change your giving to CWT please respond via the Response Form. If you are a UK tax payer and have paid sufficient tax to be claimed on all your donations to charities then please tick the Gift Aid box on the response form.
St Mary’s Christian Workers Trust (CWT)
Charitable Incorporated Organisation
REGISTERED CHARITY NO. 1186879