Fundraising / Stewardship Campaign
Paying Our Way
We realise that some people are struggling financially in these uncertain times. Equally, some people will wish to contribute to the work of the church.
If you wish, just click any of the buttons below to pay online. We shall be collecting the money via PayPal – but you do not need your own PayPal account; a credit or debit card will do nicely. If you press multiple buttons you can build up your gift to whatever sum you want.
Parish Giving Scheme
If you would like to support Christ’s mission in our parish on a regular basis the most efficient method is to join the Parish Giving Scheme (PGS).
To download a Parish Giving Form Click Here. Please complete this page and send it to: Parish Giving Scheme, 76 Kingsholm Road, Gloucester, GL1 3BD
The Church of England offers a Christian presence in every community, seeking to be at the heart of all our cities, towns and villages; by serving our communities; by sharing our faith and values; by worshipping together and by our wonderful buildings. This valuable contribution to our community has a cost, which is largely met by personal donations. For the Church to survive and grow, we rely on regular donations so that we can plan confidently for the future.
‘Money’ dominates too many agendas in our Church. We need to tackle this problem head-on, so that we can move forward with confidence. Successfully addressing the Church’s need to receive realistic, long term giving from committed Christians is a fundamental part of developing a thriving, outward looking church.
What’s the advantage?
The Parish Giving Scheme (PGS) is a 21st century solution to offset one of the greatest problems of local church income – ‘static’ giving. Donations made through PGS use a Direct Debit. This can be made on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis. The full donations – plus any associated Gift Aid – come straight back to St Thomas’church, thus saving a lot of administrative time at local level.
If you tick the ‘inflation option’, your giving is automatically adjusted each year. So it becomes ‘inflation proofed’, which in the long run will make a huge difference to local church finances. PGS also makes life easier for your local church’s administration team, and improves their cashflow. This will free up their energies to focus on other important church priorities and not be so worried about money.
The PGS makes it easy for you to agree, in principle, to increase your donation in line with inflation each year. Just tick the box when you get the form. You can be reassured that, if your circumstances change, it is easy to decline the increase when the annual inflationary letter arrives.
To join the scheme or find out further details, simply talk to our treasurer Colin Moore or contact the vicar.
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