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There are other ways that people can give to help the work of St Mary’s such as the giving of their time and talents.
We do encourage people to think ahead and plan their giving – where possible planning to give on a regular basis. We all need to budget, and we as a Church are no different. We need to plan for the future so that we have the necessary resources to complete the work and mission of the Church.
Planned Giving is also necessary so that we are being intentional in our Giving, practicing generosity rather than reacting to circumstances or appeals.
There are various ways to give financially to the work of St Mary’s………..
– Regular payment from your bank account each month, quarter or annually.
– Regular payment by envelope in the collection plate each week.
– Ad-hoc payment into the collection plate each week.
For those people who are tax-payers, Gift Aid is available which increases your donation by 25%. For example, if you donate £60 we can claim an additional £15 from the Government (£24 if you are a higher rate 40% taxpayer). This gives a tremendous advantage to using Gift Aid if possible, although we then have to claim the Gift Aid element back from the Government which is a time-consuming task for our Treasurer.
We have recently agreed to commence using a new Parish Giving Scheme (PGS) as promoted by the Diocese of Portsmouth. Further details can be found here. Further details on PGS can be found at www.parishgivingscheme.org.uk
Our parish share is nearly £80,000 each year, that is the amount that we are required to pay to the Diocese of Portsmouth. Last year our Church cost just over £351 to run, every day. We do rely heavily on the financial generosity of people no matter what the size their donation, and it is important that we encourage people to give in the most tax efficient way possible.
We also make a donation each month to CMS to help fund their work.
Charities supported in 2020 both at home and overseas
Charities supported in 2019 both at home and overseas
Charities supported in 2018 both at home and overseas.
Charities supported in 2017 both at home and overseas.
Charities supported in 2016 both at home and overseas.
Charities supported in 2015 both at home and overseas.
Charities supported in 2014 both at home and overseas.
Using money donated each Sunday following the 10am service when we serve tea and coffee, we sponsor a child, Kristo Fushaj. Follow this link for more information.