Each year, a mission budget is formulated and great care is taken to ensure we are accountable to the parishioners in ensuring this budget is met. This has indeed been the case again. As well as our Diocesan obligation, St Bart’s supports a number of areas including two chaplains, one at Gabbinbar and another at Centenary Heights High School, CMS, BCA ministry at Lightning Ridge, Fr Emmanuel in New Zealand, John Naumann in Tanzania as well as Rosies – Friends on the Street, which mainly comes from weekly donations from individuals. Well over $2000 went to Rosies last year, and we had a mission dinner during the year to support Prison Fellowship. In all that totals about $34,000 supporting our local, national, and overseas communities. In 2015, we hope to extend this further to include the Bishop’s initiatives in the west and also City Women.