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Our church is maintained and operated entirely by voluntary charitable contributions. There is no government funding, no money that comes to our church from the National Church of England or the Diocese.
All the costs of ministry, mission and upkeep of the church and churchyard is met by giving from the local community.
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).
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 Holy Trinity 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.
Launch of new telephone service
We are delighted to announce the launch of our new telephone service, designed to enable prospective donors to set up a regular Direct Debit gift over the phone.
Please call our dedicated telephone number: 0333 002 1271
Lines are open Monday to Friday, between 9 – 5pm.
You will need to have your bank account details, church/parish name and PGS parish code to hand (available from the PGS representative for your parish).
You will be able to Gift Aid your donation, if eligible, and you will also be given the option to increase your giving annually, in line with inflation.
If you want to make a one off donation by cheque please make it payable to "PCC Frant with Eridge"
and by electronic payment direct from your bank to
Sort Code 20-88-13
REF :YOUR NAME
If you are a tax payer, you can enhance the value of your gift by completing the form that you can download here