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Parish Giving Scheme

This is an exciting new, free resource to help your church members plan their giving and, where appropriate do so tax efficiently.

The world is changing; most of us are not paid weekly in cash and most (but not all) have banks accounts, internet banking and plastic cards. How we give regularly to our church is also changing, not least because of shifting patterns of church attendance and our weekly giving envelopes cannot keep up. Take a huge step forward in nurturing planned giving by joining the new and exciting Parish Giving Scheme. 

Parish Giving Scheme explained | PDF

Frequently Asked Questions | PDF

Parish Giving Scheme Handbook | PDF

Registration Form | Word

Parish Giving Scheme Presentation | PDF

Parish Giving Scheme Presentation | PowerPoint

 

Monthly Reports:

2019:

2018:

 

Testimonials 

“.....our early experience at St Mary’s Combs is encouraging. Our bank account was credited on the 10th with the donations and the Gift Aid was received just a few days later.  We’ve been pleased with the overall reception of the idea of paying by Direct Debit to ensure a regular cash flow to the church…”

Lawrence Smith, Treasurer (St Mary, Combs)

 

“Since introducing the Parish Giving Scheme our regular weekly giving has increased. We kept it simple and just sent a letter to those we felt appropriate and then followed up with a reminder. That was all - oh and thank you letters to those who gave! It worked for us. Why not give it a try?”

David Fison, Treasurer (St John the Baptist, Butley)

 

“…nearly every donor increased their giving when they joined the scheme and in virtually every case their regular giving is now index-linked. This is a great improvement on the situation compared with pre-PGS! About half of our regular donors now give through PGS and it certainly reduces the monthly recording of donations on my part. It will also reduce the task of completing the Gift Aid claim each year…”

Les Weeks, Treasurer (St Giles, Risby)

If you are wondering about registering or have any other questions, please contact our in-house PGS Team. Our team’s contact details are:

PGS Team
Tel: 01473 298500 | Email: pgs@cofesuffolk.org

Julie Podd, Parish Giving Scheme Adviser

Tel: 01473 298555 | Email: julie.podd@cofesuffolk.org

Lee Jukes, our Stewardship Manager, will be overseeing the PGS rollout across the Diocese and can be contact directly on:

Tel: 01473 298551 | Email: lee.jukes@cofesuffolk.org