Have you ever wondered how the Parish Share works and what our money is spent on? This leaflet from the Diocese explains all and is well worth a look. Currently we don’t meet our Parish Share (£90,554 for this year) from planned giving and have to run a deficit of approximately £1000 a week paid for from our parish reserves. If you are not signed up and would like to contribute more fully please consider joining the Parish Giving Scheme (PGS). Details are below.
The Parish Giving Scheme is a safe and easy for you to give, and just as safe and easy for our church to receive. Every pound donated is available for use by the church. There are no administration fees deducted from your donation. PGS calculate and process any gift aid due on the donation and the church receives that on a monthly basis. This saves time claiming the gift aid at the end of each year. It is also easier to administer if you are not a taxpayer and gift aid is not applicable.
There is an option for you to increase your gift annually to keep pace with the rising cost of living, and the peace of mind that you can adjust your donation at any time by contacting PGS if your circumstances change.
Donating to your church through the Parish Giving Scheme is done by Direct Debit. There are three easy ways to do this:
● online: www.parishgiving.org.uk
● by telephone: 0333 002 1271 - Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
● or David Law, parish treasurer, can send you a PGS gift form. Contact him by email or call 07519 171114
David will be pleased to answer any questions you may have about the scheme.