Giving

St Mary’s Church needs to generate almost £90,000 each year in order to fund its running costs and its mission and outreach activities.  The majority of this comes from planned and one off giving.

Regular Planned Giving

Most parishioners and many other villagers like to support the work of St Mary’s Church through regular giving.

 St Mary’s Church uses the Parish Giving Scheme (“PGS”) as its preferred method for receiving regular donations.  The PGS has many advantages, in that all of the administration costs are funded by the diocese and St Mary’s receives all of the donations and any associated gift aid in the same month, with virtually no administration.

 If you would like to find out more about the Parish Giving Scheme please email your name and address to Richard Harrison, our Stewardship Administrator, by clicking here and he will send you more information and a PGS giving form.

 One Off Gifts

If you would like to make a one off donation to the work of St Mary’s Church you can either make a bank transfer to the bank account on the One Off Giving Form or enclose a cheque payable to St Mary’s Church with the form and post it to St Mary’s Church for the attention of the Stewardship Administrator.

 Spire Lighting                                                                                     St Mary's Spire floodlit

A wonderful way of sharing with the village is to sponsor the church spire floodlighting, to celebrate an important birthday, wedding or anniversary, or remembering a loved one. A donation of £10 will light the spire for a week. Please contact Dan Roberts (01295 720078) or the Vicar, click here to send an email.

 Gift Aid

St Mary’s is a registered charity and can claim back 25p every time a taxpaying individual donates £1 to the church. This is called Gift Aid and further explanation is provided on the One Off Giving Form.