Supporting Giving in your Parish

Where to start

There is a lot of material available to support you and your church in raising funds for your parish, much of which can be found on the pages listed below.

Some of the more traditional forms of giving to a church are changing, and many people are giving differently now compared to how they and others once did. Now is a good time to check that your church has in place the right mechanisms to enable people to give in support of your parish’s mission and ministry.

You may find it helpful to follow this step-by-step guide.

Step 1

Step 2

  • Ensure you have in place the best possible mechanism to encourage regular planned giving. We strongly recommend the Parish Giving Scheme, which is used by a growing number of parishes across the Diocese.

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Step 5

Remember, there is also a page where you can find more help and answers to some common frequently asked questions.


The importance of giving

First published on: 18th May 2020

Regular sustained giving is essential for a parish to be able to continue the life and ministry of the church in the local community. This page reminds us of just some of the things this giving supports, and why it is so important that church workers and office holders promote giving in their communities.

Encouraging Giving and Generosity

First published on: 12th May 2020

Encouraging giving within a parish may feel daunting, but there are guidelines and tools available to help you in your local context.

The Parish Giving Scheme (PGS)

First published on: 9th October 2019

This page contains information and where to find further guidance about the Parish Giving Scheme (PGS), which supports parishes in receiving regular planned giving through Direct Debits.

Online Giving Platforms

First published on: 1st April 2020

Now more than ever is the time to reflect on how well placed your church is to receive online donations. Information to help you decide what online giving options might be appropriate for your parish can be found here.

Contactless Giving and Card Readers

First published on: 9th October 2019

Information about how your church might benefit from using contactless giving methods of payment, including the use of card readers and giving for mobile phone users.

Other forms of giving

First published on: 7th May 2020

Further forms of giving advice including Legacies and Gift Aid.

Help and common Frequently Asked Questions

First published on: 14th May 2020

This page provides details of where to find help if you need more information and advice. It also includes some common Frequently Asked Questions.


First published on: 19th April 2021

A partnership with fundraising website easyfundraising which will enable you to easily generate funds for your church.

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