“Everything comes from You O God; all we are doing is giving back what you have given from your generous hand.” 1 Chronicles 29:14
Where does our Church’s income actually come from?
At St Paul’s we believe that we should meet our basic costs through planned giving from individuals in the Church, taking full advantage of income tax relief through Gift Aid. Further income is raised through Church Centre & Hall lettings.
Special collections may be held for specific causes, such as during our Christmas Services and as part of our annual gift day.
Where does the money go?
We aim to give 25% of all income away to those who need it most. This we do via our Missions Committee which includes representatives from local, national and international Christian Charities. Some of the income we receive also goes to support other churches in their mission to serve God via what is called the “Parish Share.”
How do I give to the work of St. Paul’s Church?
Because we want every person to make a prayerful and considered approach to the way we use the money and other material gifts that God has given to us, we do not pass a collection plate around in our services. Instead we ask those committed to the work of God through St. Paul’s, to give by standing order. This allows us to more strategically plan the way we work as a church and what we can give to others.
If you would like to give financially to the work of St. Paul’s Church you will need to complete the following forms which can then be returned to the church office.
Please click on the relevant form below to download it:
The Treasurer is usually available on Sundays after each service if you have questions.