Christians are encouraged to be generous in every aspect of their lives. It is not only about giving money but offering hospitality, giving time and using our skills – in our churches, and also in our homes, workplaces and communities. Giving is the outworking of faith.
Further information on why we give can be found on our Stewardship page.
If you would like to give to the work of St Mary's then you can do so in a number of ways:
We are so thankful for the many church members who give in a planned way. Regular donations to St Mary’s are administered for us through the Parish Giving Scheme, a national Church of England initiative which enables donations to be made by Direct Debit. Involvement in the scheme means that Gift Aid can be recovered more easily, so your gift can have a greater impact more quickly. Should you wish to, the scheme also offers the option to automatically increase your giving in line with inflation each year. Being part of this scheme also reduces the administrative burden on our finance volunteers within the church.
To set up a new donation, please call 0333 002 1271. You can read more about the scheme here https://www.parishgivingscheme.org.uk/for-donors/
You will need the following information about our church in order to set up your donation over the phone:
Parish Name: Stoke Bishop: St Mary
Parish Code: 050605121
If you would like more information about regular giving, please email Tony Hughes, our Giving Officer email@example.com
If you would prefer to give a one-off donation then you can do this in a variety of ways:
Please go to our on-line donation portal
made payable to St Mary Magdalene PCC and returned to the church office.
By standing order or internet banking
Account Name: St Mary Magdalene PCC
Account Number: 92604889
Sort Code: 60-23-23
If you are UK tax payer you can gift aid your donation to allow us to claim back an additional 25p for every £1 donated. If you are paying using the on-line portal you can complete an on-line declaration. For other payment methods, you can complete and return our Gift Aid form.