Why are regular gifts so important to our Churches?
The Church of England offer a Christian presence in every community. Together we seek to make this Christian presence the heart of all our cities, towns and villages: by our wonderful buildings; by worshipping together; by serving our communities and by sharing our faiths and values.
This valuable contribution to our community has a cost, of which 75% is met by personal gifts.
For our Churches to survive and grow, we rely on regular gifts so that we can plan confidently for the future.
What is the Parish Giving Scheme?
The Parish Giving Scheme(PGS) has been set up to help us manage regular gifts. It is run as a partnership between dioceses on a cost sharing basis.
How does it work?
Gifts can me made on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis, using the forms available in church and setting up a direct debit.
Alternatively, you can set it all up online with the link shown below, or even just scan the QR code on your phone, which takes you direct to the website.
Even though gifts are made to the Parish Giving Scheme, they are restricted to our parish, giving you peace of mind that your gift cannot be used elsewhere. Unlike a utility bill, you are always in charge of what you give. Your gift will be passed back to our parish by the 10th of every month. Gift Aid will be received separately once PGS has received it from HMRC. The unique feature in this scheme, is the option for you to commit in principle to increase your gift annually in line with inflation. Whilst this is a voluntary decision, it is one that could potentially have a huge impact on the life and future of our church.
What are the main benefits?
The main beneficiary of this scheme will be our parish churches. Through your generous commitment, we can be assured of a regular, tax-efficient source of income which has the capacity to increase with the cost of living, yet involves virtually no administration. You will benefit from a system that is secure, confidential and easy to use, while supporting Winnersh Parish Churches, today and for the future.
To set up your donations or for more information please visit:-
or scan the QR code below.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT