If you are a visitor, new to St Paul’s or just exploring what it means to follow Jesus, you are our guest and you are welcome. We don’t expect you to pay for what you receive from us.
We hope you will encounter a God who shows his generosity and self-giving nature in everything he does: in the variety and scope of everything he has made, and in his self-giving sacrifice, saving us through the death of Jesus. So if you decide to become a regular at St Paul’s, you may wonder how you can become generous like him.
How can I be generous too?
St Paul’s is entirely self funding. Giving enables us to meet our commitments and also to maintain our church and buildings.
Generous giving involves thinking ahead and planning. We rely on regular giving to set our budget and plan ahead. It also allows you and us to take advantage of tax efficient giving schemes.
This is how you can help us. There are different forms of giving:
By Direct Debit:
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 back of church or from one of our churchwardens.
If you are a UK taxpayer, there is a great benefit to the church (and at no extra cost to you) if you sign the Tax Declaration portion of the direct debit form. This enables the church to reclaim tax worth 25% on top of your gift. You need to make sure that you will have paid enough tax in the Tax Year to cover the amount that the church reclaims on your giving.
Any adjustments or changes in the amount or personal details can be made to the Parish Giving Scheme using the details in the pack.
By Cash or Cheque:
You may wish to make occasional or special additional donations. These can be placed in the offerings plate on Sunday. Cheques should be made payable to “St Paul’s Church PCC”. Don’t forget to fill in a Gift Aid envelope if you are UK taxpayer.
By a Legacy:
Those of us in the current generation are very grateful to others who thought ahead and have gone before us leaving the church a legacy in their wills. You can make a real difference with the money you can’t take with you. Ask the church wardens or vicar about leaving a legacy to St Paul’s Church.
You are able to make an immediate payment to St Paul’s Church by a credit or debit card by clicking the button below. If you are a UK Tax payer, you can give your details when asked so that we can claim Gift Aid on your donation.