Christ Church Parish Endowment Fund Episcopal Diocese of Virginia
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Endowment Fund of Christ Church Parish, Middlesex

Christian stewardship involves the faithful management of all the gifts God has given to humankind - time, talent, the created world and money, including accumulated, inherited and appreciated assets.  Christians can give to the work of the Church through a variety of gift vehicles, in addition to cash and securities, including bequests in wills, charitable remainder trusts and other life income gifts, other trusts, life insurance policies, real estate, securities and other property. 

It is the desire of the parish to encourage, receive and administer these gifts in a manner faithful to the loyalty and devotion to God expressed by the donors, and in accord with the canons of the Episcopal Church and the Diocese of Virginia, and the policies of this parish.

Christ Church Parish, through the action of its Vestry, established a separate fund known as The Christ Church Endowment.  The purpose of this Endowment Fund is to enable the Parish of Christ Church, Middlesex to more completely fulfill its mission by assuring the ongoing viability of the Parish and developing its ministries beyond what is possible through its annual operating funds. 

The fund was established as a true endowment, meaning the principal cannot be invaded, except as spelled out in the enabling resolution for a dire emergency or major capital improvement.  In addition, the spending policy established that there be no distribution of earnings until the principal balance totals $250,000.

Contributions you make will be allocated within the following six designations per your wishes:

  1. Undesignated funds for purposes as directed by the Vestry.  Intended to be used where the need is greatest,
  2. Church maintenance and upkeep of existing church facilities, including historic preservation,
  3. Worship and music, including the funding of non-structural improvements, vestment replacement, and augmentation of vested vessels, flagons, etc. ,
  4. Outreach and new missions which fund activities to alleviate human suffering and to proclaim the gospel in the parish, the wider community, and the world,
  5. Christian education of congregation and church staff,
  6. Capital improvements including renovation of an existing building and new construction, and
  7. Cemetery.


Class of 2019 Class of 2020 Class of 2021
 Jack Hellems
Grace Parker Page Wittkamp
 Vel Gray, Sr. Warden
Robin Wells  


Jack Hellems, Chair
 Home (804) 758-1255
 Mobile (804) 339-7209


 Pam McClelland, (Senior Warden)

Mobile: (804) 832-4234

Page Wittkamp
Grace Parker, Secretary
Home (804) 758-3640
Mobile (770) 354-5310



Robin Wells
Home (804) 776-0086
Mobile (804) 832-3849
The Rev. Steward Wood, Rector
Office: (804) 758-2006
Mobile: (540) 560-0700