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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.
Basics Bank & Bottle-tops. We have a collection point at the back of church for dry goods donations to the local Fareham and Gosport Basics Bank, helping the most disadvantaged in our Borough. There is also a box for green milk-bottle tops for recycling.
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. 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. This has been helped by people donating via PGS.
Arranging a monthly direct debit via the Parish Giving Scheme is the most helpful way for us as a church, as this enables the leaders to plan for ministry development in the knowledge of a regular income. Please fill in a direct debit form using the PGS pack available from the Church Office or sign up online with PGS using this link
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 2021 both at home and overseas
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, Ergi Mucobega Follow this link for more information.