We believe that everything we have comes from God and that giving is part of our response to Him. We seek to do what He wants with all areas of our lives, including our money; it is the generosity of the church family that enables us to pursue our vision.
There are four ways you can give to St. Paul’s; all giving is valued and sincerely appreciated.
Parish Giving Scheme
The Parish Giving Scheme (PGS) is a direct-debit system which provides a professional, effective donation management system to support parishes fund their mission and ministry. It reduces the burden of work on parish volunteers and provides a professional service to our donors. This is our preferred method of giving and is used by over 50% of our donors.
Donations can be made on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis. They are collected by Direct Debit on the first day of the month. The gift is then passed on to St Paul’s within ten days of collection. Gift Aid is sent separately once PGS has received it from HMRC
Setup forms are available in church and our Treasurer would welcome the opportunity to talk to you about this scheme and assist with any questions you may have. PGS enables us to budget with confidence in fulfilling God’s mission.
Online banking (Standing Order and One-Off Gifts)
If you have access to Online banking, you can set up regular giving through Standing Order, or make one-off gifts by BACS transfer. Regular giving allows us to budget more effectively and so it is incredibly helpful. We do not publish our bank details online, but please contact our Treasurer who will be happy to provide the necessary information and talk through any questions you may have: email@example.com.
If you prefer to put money in a weekly offering, either by cash or cheque, we run the envelope scheme to assist you in keeping your giving regular. This can be augmented by a Gift Aid declaration (see below) if you are a taxpayer and your giving will, of course, be confidential because the envelopes are numbered, not named.
Donations Box (offertory plate)
We do not pass the offertory plate round at our services, but if you prefer to give this way then you can place your donation in the box at church. Your giving is really valued, but like all organisations we need to have a sensible budget, hence it would be so helpful if you would consider one of the three other options of regular, committed giving to support God’s work.
Whichever way you choose to give to St. Paul’s, if you’re a UK taxpayer please contact the Treasurer for a Gift Aid form. Gift Aid is a simple way to increase the value of your gift at no extra cost to you because we can reclaim the basic rate tax on your gift and at current rates, this enhances your gift by a massive 25%.
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