Giving to All Saints' Church
'Each one should give, then, as he has decided, not with regret or out of a sense of duty'
(2 Corinthians 9v7)
The largest proportion of All Saints’ funds are given generously by the members of our church who commit to making a regular donation under a Planned Giving arrangement. We encourage parishioners to use one of the methods explained below and to think each year whether they can make a small increase, say the cost of living, so that their donation keeps up with our costs.
It is good to remember that we do not receive any external funding, apart from the HMRC Gift Aid scheme, so every penny that we can raise via giving or events such as fetes and bazaars is essential to our continued work in the community.
What Planned Giving supports:
Parish ministry: pastoral visiting of the sick, housebound and bereaved in the parish; weddings and baptisms; celebration of the Eucharist and other services, all expressing the love of God through showing our comfort, care and compassion.
Parish clergy: support the incumbent and three lay readers in their work as well as the wider church. Also to encourage and train those called to ordained and lay ministry so the life of the church can go forward.
Community work: both the clergy and church members’ work with and support of our schools, care homes, hospitals, our local children’s hospice and community outreach such as the local Food Bank.
Our church building: the church is a holy place committed to worship, prayer and witness.
The up-keep of our Parish Hall: All Saints’ Hall is a valued centre for the use of the community, including groups, classes and events.
There are several ways in which you can give to the church:
- The Parish Giving Scheme (PGS)
- Monthly Standing Order
- Weekly Giving Envelope
- Open Plate Giving
For more information on Gift Aid please see the paragraph below for further details.
- Parish Giving Scheme (PGS)
Our preferred method is via the Parish Giving Scheme whereby you pay a monthly amount via a direct debit to the central PGS, who then collect HMRC Gift Aid (if appropriate) and then pass the total to the church. This scheme is totally flexible i.e you can increase or cancel a single month, or more. Please contact the Parish Office at email@example.com or call 020 8979 2102 to request an information pack.
- Monthly Standing Order
You can set up a monthly standing order directly to the church which can still be Gift Aided by your completing a Gift Aid form. A Standing Order and Gift Aid form can be downloaded:
- Standing Order form (Link) please complete the form and return it to the Parish Office
- Gift Aid form (Link) please complete the form and return it to the Parish Office
Alternatively, please contact the Parish Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 8979 2102 for further information.
- Weekly Giving Envelopes
We can supply Weekly Giving Envelopes which allows you more flexibility in your giving. These can be used at any of the services held at All Saints’ and these donations can be Gift Aided. Please contact the Parish Office at email@example.com or 020 8979 2102.
- Open Plate Giving
This method means that you can donate any amount in cash or by cheque at any service. Cash donations cannot be recorded for Gift Aid purposes, however cheques do qualify. If you wish your donation to be registered for Gift Aid please ask one of the Sidespeople for a blue one-off donation Gift Aid envelope.
Over the past few years we have received several generous legacy donations. These have enabled us to re-order the interior of the church to make it more multi-functional, including a small kitchen.
A gift in a will is a way of saying ‘Thank you’ to God for the gifts of your lifetime. Remembering us in your will could help your parish church in your community and transform its future. Please go to www.churchlegacy.org.uk to download more information or contact the Parish Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 8979 2102 for a leaflet.
*HMRC Gift Aid: As at January 2017 we can claim 25p for each pound donated, but it is your responsibility when completing the form to ensure that you pay adequate Income Tax to cover the amount claimed.
‘Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand’
(1 Chronicles 29 v14)
We thank you for all your support.