Generosity and Christian giving is an act of worship and part of the challenging lifestyle that is following Jesus. We encourage all who are part of the Parish of the Resurrection to give something, however small, to help fund the life of our Parish.

Our giving sustains: our church buildings – places dedicated to worship, prayer and witness.

Our giving sustains: ministers and trains new ministers.

Our giving sustains: parish ministry; measured by every ill person visited, every school assembly taken, every bereaved family comforted,  every sermon preached, Communion celebrated, and person shown the love of Christ through our care, comfort and compassion… and loads, loads more!

Our giving sustains: mission both here and overseas for people we will never meet but to whom we are able to give practical support through our ministry of giving.

This ministry not only supplies the needs of the saints but overflows

with many thanksgivings to God

 2 Cor 9:12

 

The Church of England has produced a great booklet The Money Revolution to help Christians think about their finances.

To cultivate the grace of giving we need to think carefully about all we receive from God, consider our priorities then prayerfully review our giving (we encourage people to do this at least annually).

How to decide how much to give

There is no easy formula – we are commanded to love God and our neighbour as ourselves. It is no great sacrifice to put someone we love first!

But it requires a new set of priorities to put God and the ministry of his church first in our finances as we do in our weekly worship when we give the first of the week to God in worship.

Love is generous, love is kind and love is selfless – we see that in all God gives to us; how will we respond? We encourage people to:

  • Give regularly preferably through the Parish Giving Scheme
  • Use Gift Aid if you pay tax
  • Give proportionately with a % of your income coming to fund ministry
Monthly income Giving 1%

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Giving 2%

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Giving 5%

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Giving 10%

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£500 5 10 25 50
£1000 10 20 50 100
£2000 20 40 100 200
£4000 40 80 200 400

Jesus, said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” – Acts 20:35

How should I give regularly?

The Parish Giving Scheme (PGS) – this is our preferred method of giving.

To find out more please watch a short one minute video explaining the PGS please view…

https://www.winchester.anglican.org/parish-giving-scheme/

If you would like to give through the Parish Giving Scheme please phone 0333 022 1271

Lines are open Monday to Friday, between 9 – 5pm.

You will need to have your bank account details and our PGS parish code which is 416002021

Alternatively please contact our Stewardship Officer, Tim Sturt

E.mail: t.sturt@btopenworld.com

Phone Number: 01252 710968/07949 006730

 

The Parish Giving Scheme is a mechanism set up to help manage regular donations

  • Donations are made using a Direct Debit instruction
  • You are always in charge of what you give
  • Any Gift Aid plus your donation is automatically passed back to the parish within ten days of collection
  • You can choose to automatically increase your gift annually in line with inflation
  •  It is secure, confidential and easy to use, supporting the parish
  • If you wish to do this then please speak with Tim Sturt on 01252 710968 or t.sturt@btopenworld.com

Online Banking (Standing Order and One-off gifts)   If you have access to Online Banking and you want to do a BACS transfer as a one-off gift then The Parish of the Resurrection’s bank details are:

Account Name: Parish of the Resurrection Alton

Sort Code: 40-52-40

Account No: 00029109

Bank: CAF Bank

Giving by cheque  These can be made to the Parish Office and are made payable to The Parish of the Resurrection Alton.

Giving in Sunday collections   We have collections at all our main services.  Please do contribute if you wish and if you are a UK taxpayer, please complete a gift aid envelope that can be found in the churches.

Website Donation  Hit the Donate button on the homepage.  You can donate a one off gift or make it a regular donation.  An easy way to give.

Gift Aid   Whichever way you choose to give to the Parish of the Resurrection, of you are a tax payer we encourage you please to complete a gift aid form,  Gift Aid is a simple way to increase the value of your gift – at no extra cost to you!  We can reclaim the basic rate of tax (25%) on your gift.  Completing a form means your past and future giving can be included easily.  The gift aid form is

Thinking of leaving a legacy?

If you are considering making a bequest to The Parish of the Resurrection or have already included a gift to The Parish of the Resurrection in your will and would like to talk to somebody or require more information, then please feel free to contact us.
This information will be treated in confidence and is not binding in any way.

General information is also available from churchlegacy.org.uk

Financial Arrangements in the Parish

Colin Aiken is the Parish Treasurer with oversight of the budget and account

Rev. Andrew Micklefield is currently acting as the interim Chairman of the Finance & Administration Committee for the PCC and is available to help with queries

Tori Hewitt is the Book-keeper making sure all records are kept accurately and in a form for examination

Philippa Penfold, our Parish Administrator, is dealing with the payment of all bills, receipts, invoices and fees.  If you need something to be paid from parish funds it will need to be passed to Philippa in the Parish Office or by email to potr.alton@btinternet.com  She will firstly seek authorisation and then make the payment either by BACS to your account or by cheque.