Money! Hearing that word has an effect on people but unfortunately there is no denying it, like all other Churches, St Mary’s Church needs money to keep providing to the Eastham Community.
Why should I give?
Good question! People have so many financial demands in life. Household bills, car running expenses, maybe children or other family members, other charity giving and maybe even the cheeky chocolate bar at the end of a stressful week. All of these things are important and we certainly would never ask you to stop any of these and give to us but if you have a little bit left over or would like to help, how about thinking of St Mary’s Church?
As with other churches across the country, St Mary’s has to pay its own way. We don’t receive any money from government or the Church of England, in fact, it is the other way round! We have to pay into the Church of England a proportion of our income so that we can keep our own Vicar Beth. After that, we have the gas, electric, broadband for the online services, repairs, the list just goes on!
Before we carry on, did you know about Gift Aid? Gift Aid is a mechanism that allows the church to claim back the tax on your donations as long as you are a UK tax payer. In financial terms, this means we can get 0.25p back for every £1 you give us so your £5 donation to us is worth £6!
All we need is your name and home address so HMRC can verify you are a tax payer. If you want to gift aid your church giving, please fill out the form below and pass it back to someone in church and we will do the rest.
So what are we asking?
Well, lets be blunt! We are asking, if you can afford it that is, to consider giving to St Mary’s Church. We have several ways you can do this…
Standing Order / transfer from your bank to ours
This is our preferred method to donate to our church as there are no additional charges and it means all of the money you pledge is available to us.
If you would like to use this method, either use our account details below to set up a standing order using your Internet Banking or fill out the standing order mandate form (we also have printed versions of this form in Church if you do not have a printer) and hand this in at your bank who will setup the instruction.
Give a one off donation or regularly online
This is the most convenient option to donate to St Mary’s. If you would like to donate online to us, please use this link St Mary’s Church – Give A Little.
Send a cheque in the post
This method takes a little bit longer, but if you would like to give to the church using a cheque, please make them payable to “Eastham Parochial Church Council” and then send them to the Vicarage – Revd. Beth Glover, 29 Ferry Road, Eastham, Wirral, CH62 0AJ