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Stewardship

The Stewardship Committee at St Machar's are keen to support the ideals of good Stewardship. We have followed the Church of Scotland's Stewardship 4 Programme, which is concerned with the way in which Individual Christians and the Church as a whole use God's gifts.


Stewardship plays a very important role in the life of the Church. Many people tend to associate Stewardship with raising money for the Church but please be assured that there is more to Stewardship than just that. Finance of course does play an important role but God's gifts of Time, Talent and Creation are also vital elements in the role of good Stewardship. A warm welcome awaits all those who visit our Cathedral. We do hope that you will find our website to be informative and that one day you will be able to visit us at our Cathedral.

Finance

Our magnificent building requires regular maintenance and sensitive restoration. Perhaps you will be surprised to learn that we receive no financial support from either local, or central government. Our continuing ministry is therefore fully dependent on the generous support of people like you.


We always welcome donations and legacies, no matter their size, from members of our congregation, the Friends of St Machar's, other charities, commercial organisations, or from individuals who have been inspired by our wonderful place of worship and what we do here.


If you would like to help please send a cheque, (payable to St Machar's Cathedral) to:


The Treasurer

The Cathedral Church of St Machar

The Chanonry

Old Aberdeen

Aberdeen

SCOTLAND

AB24 1RQ


For further information please e-mail office@stmachar.com


If you are a UK taxpayer, please print off a Gift Aid Form and return it with your donation.


Time

The gift of time is a precious one. Many of us no doubt feel that there are not enough hours in the day to do everything that we would like to do. On certain instances that is undoubtedly true but the Stewardship Committee encourages everyone to explore the use of their time.


Time spent with family and friends, time for ourselves, time spent at work, time for recreation, time for Church, time for God, time for your local community are all important issues but do we have the correct balance ? If you feel that you are able to offer some of your time to assist us in the running of the Cathedral, then please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. If anyone can spare a few hours a week to help run the Cathedral shop, or to offer a warm welcome to our visitors, or to assist in the running of the Church Hall, then we would like to hear from you. Please click on the links for the Cathedral Shop, or the Church Hall for further information.


Talents

We all have talents, though many of us probably do not realise this. The Stewardship Committee is keen to identify those talents, our skills and strengths and to offer these for the work of the Church. Perhaps in these difficult economic conditions you struggle to donate money to the Church, or to increase your level of givings but do you have any skills, or strengths, or ideas which can be put to use for the good of the Cathedral ? If so, then we would really like to hear from you.


Creation

We are the Stewards of God's Creation.


St Machar's Cathedral are proud to be an Eco-Congregation. The Stewardship Committee are keen to explore and highlight environmental and economic issues such as global warming, pollution, recycling and the effects of affluence and consumption on poorer nations and on future generations. Should you wish to contribute to this debate then please click on the link to our Eco-Congregation page.


Should you wish to find out more about Stewardship, then please e-mail office@stmachar.co.uk


Thank you for taking the time to read about our Stewardship activities.