Finance Update from our Wardens

By 13th September 2018 Latest News

Many people who come to church plan their giving to God within their normal household budget, and at the moment there are a number of different ways this happens. Some people have standing orders with their bank, others give through the yellow envelopes, brown envelopes or one-off gifts.  And you will know that gift-aided donations enable the church to reclaim tax on that money which adds 25% to the value of your gift.  A sincere thank you to all of you who give faithfully however you choose to do so.  We are truly blessed by your generosity.

 

I want to tell you about a Diocesan initiative, the Parish Giving Scheme, which our church has signed up to because it offers a number of benefits including making planned giving more user-friendly, maximizing our cash-flow and minimising our administration.  If this scheme were to become the principal funding method for our Church, our giving could also be inflation-proofed, freeing us up to focus on other important priorities.

 

I would encourage you to look at and consider whether this is something that might work for you.

 

https://www.parishgivingscheme.org.uk/

 

 

If you decide to give it a try – and there is no pressure to do so – the door is always open for you to change back if you don’t like it.

 

Many thanks

Alison Kefford

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