GIFT DAY - 1ST NOVEMBER 2020
All the work at All Saints is dependent, under God, on one source: the generous giving of church family members.
‘For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich.’ (2 Corinthians 8:9)
God has shown his great generosity towards us in the life, death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus. Having received such undeserved generosity, we are set free to give generously in response. We all have something to give – God wants us to be generous not just with our money but with our time, energy and skills as well. We should treat this matter carefully and prayerfully, not giving out of a desire to relieve guilt; avoid other ways of serving; or to be seen as generous. ‘Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.’ (2 Corinthians 9:7)
WHAT DOES ALL SAINTS SPEND MONEY ON?
Our principal area of expenditure is staffing costs. Our rector is paid directly by the Church of England; we pay a ‘ministry share’ to the Diocese of Ely which matches this cost, covers his accommodation, and goes toward funding the diocese and training colleges. Another major area of expenditure is gifts to overseas mission partners and societies. Buildings and administration costs make up the balance of what we spend. The church accounts are published annually, and how our money is spent is monitored by the church’s elected representatives on the Parochial Church Council (PCC).
HOW CAN I GIVE?
Little Shelford Parochial Church Council is the name by which the church operates as a registered charity (no. 1130554) and it’s the name on our bank account. This pays for everything All Saints does (including staff salaries and running costs) and is almost entirely funded by donations from members. We depend on your gifts – and if you can commit to giving a regular amount, that really helps with budgeting. Thank you for giving and thank God for providing the means to do so!
Make a one-off gift to All Saints
If you can, please pay online to Little Shelford Parochial Church Council
sort code 20-17-19
And please let firstname.lastname@example.org know the amount.
Or you can put a cheque (charity cheques accepted) or cash in an envelope to The Treasurer and drop in the box at church.
Cheques must be payable to Little Shelford PCC.
Start regular giving to All Saints
Please sign up to the Parish Giving Scheme (PGS). Paper forms are available in the church porch. The PGS can also set up donors by phone – please read the information here https://www.parishgiving.org.uk/donors/how-it-works/ . You will need the Parish ID for Little Shelford All Saints which is 140614127.
Please let email@example.com know.
If you have a charity account (e.g. CAF), and wish to give that way, contact them directly.
Change Regular Giving
Most donors are in the Parish Giving Scheme (PGS). Contact PGS directly by email, phone or post (see below) with the new amount you wish to pay. You will need to tell them your donor ID, which you can obtain from the All Saints Treasurer.
0333 002 1260
Parish Giving Scheme, 76 Kingsholm Road, Gloucester, GL1 3BD.
If you are making a one-off gift and you are taxpayer, please complete a Gift Aid form if you have not completed one before – click here.
If you give by standing order, you'd reduce our administration effort if you could switch to giving by PGS. Contact the Treasurer (firstname.lastname@example.org) for help.