Magazine article Anglican Journal

New Direction Set for Stewardship: Development Office Will Head Fundraising

Magazine article Anglican Journal

New Direction Set for Stewardship: Development Office Will Head Fundraising

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The process of fundraising at the national office is expected to change as the Letting Down the Nets stewardship initiative becomes a new office of financial development. In its report to the Council of General Synod (COGS), the financial management and development committee noted that a recent consultant's report recommended the creation of an office that would co-ordinate and enhance financial development activities at the national church office.

Several CoGS members praised the idea, but Clarence Randell of the diocese of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador, said he was troubled by the fact that there had been no financial report to CoGS from the committee or the church's finance department. "Can we get some update on the current status?" he asked.

Treasurer Peter Blachford said that preliminary figures show that the national church recorded an overall deficit of $356,000 in 2006, of which $304,000 were losses at the Anglican Book Centre. …

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