GIVING AND GIFT AID
I am always humbled by the generosity of the St Giles congregation. Their continuing support both in terms of time and funds enables all aspects of church life to grow.
You will appreciate that our treasury team keep a watchful eye on expenditure however new challenges emerge each year. As such I am seeking to up-lift all types of pledges from across the congregation to match those demands.
My challenge is to secure new regular donations as people join our church community and additionally asking existing members to consider a small uplift to their current contribution. Whilst donations via the church plate are very welcome, regular donations via bank standing order enable the treasury team to understand our projected income for the year and budget more securely for the things the church needs.
No less important is volunteering your time, it is both vital to the day to day operation of the church, wonderfully rewarding and deeply appreciated.
I believe that generosity comes from the heart and when people see the real value and a critical role the church plays in our daily community.
What We Give MattersDid you know?
* £30 provides a bereavement support group session
* £25 per month will pay to heat the church during our Sunday services
* £15 per month will cover the cost of cutting the memorial garden lawns
* £10 month will help our Sunday school teach our children the Christian faith
Over all it costs £160,000 per year to run our church. So let us all pull together and give what we can, because if we are honest we all love and value St Giles!
VolunteeringDid you know?
* Just 2 hours a week per person can help to keep the church yard looking great and will keep you fit as well
* One person spending 3 hours a month arranging flowers will bring pleasure to many and you will enjoy it too
*One person spends 3 hours a month counting the collection and banking it. Job done.
* One person giving 2 hours per month to helping with admin helps stop muddle
Helping out can be very fulfilling and fun as well as we get to make new friends over a shared task.
Please email the Parish Office
if you can help with any of:
Serving; Church Music; Healing; Pastoral Care; Administration; Finance; Maintenance; Flower Arranging; Bell Ringing; Teaching; Website Maintenance; General.
If you would like to start making regular donations please complete a Standing Order
form, plus if appropriate a Gift Aid declaration form, and return to
the Parish Office.
How to Give To St. Giles
If you are already a regular contributor we would nevertheless like to ask you to consider increasing your donation. Even a small extra amount would be of help
Both of these forms may be obtained from our Downloads Page
Thank you for your help.
St Giles we value you.
As you can see from this website, St. Giles is an
historic church set in beautiful countryside. St. Giles is
also a living community,
along with St. Nicholas,
a wide-ranging ministry
to the people of Farnborough.
If you have benefited from the ministry of this parish or
would like to help make sure St. Giles is here for the future then
please support us.
I would ask that you complete the Gift Aid pledge form together with the standing order, and return them to the Parish Office.
Give immediately here via the
Charities Aid Foundation website
Any problems or questions please contact our Gift Aid co-orinayor: Carol Fryer 01689 855468
Regular and one-off donations are extremely appreciated. Your gift today secures the Church and Ministry for tomorrow.