St. Anne's Church, Chingford

Parish Giving

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St. Anne's Parish Giving Scheme

You may or may not be aware that it costs 1,000 per week to run St. Anne's Church. The majority of our income comes from our formal Parish Giving Scheme, but in 2019 our total formal giving, plus the money received via the collection plate and the Gift Aid rebate we were able to claim from the Government, was 549 per week a shortfall of 451 per week. This deficit was made up by a combination of one-off donations, our fund raising efforts, the Church Centre surplus and our reserves.

Our giving in 2020 did improve and our end of year accounts show that our giving as described above together with the associated Gift Aid rebate has increased to 600 per week. So many thanks to those who joined the scheme or increased their giving last year. Thank you also for the very generous one-off donations we received, which helped enormously.

However, this ongoing annual shortfall remains a huge concern. For 2021, we have projected a slightly lower giving amount per week of 583, as sadly, some members of the scheme have passed away. Also the continuing Coronavirus restrictions this year will hamper both our fund raising and Church Centre income capabilities.

Clearly, we all want to ensure St. Anne's remains a transforming presence in Chingford Hatch for us and for the generations to come. In order to do this, we really do need to get our Church on to a more secure financial footing, by encouraging more people to give regularly through our membership of the Parish Giving Scheme.

The team at PGS makes it safe and easy for you to give regularly, and just as safe and easy for St. Anne's to receive. There's also an option for you to increase your gift annually to keep pace with the rising cost of living, with the peace of mind that you can adjust your donation at any time if your circumstances change. If you are a UK taxpayer you can opt to add Gift Aid, increasing the value of your donation by 25%, which PGS will collect from HMRC on our behalf.

Now, with the addition of a simple and secure online process, there are three easy ways to donate to your parish through the PGS; you can set up your Direct Debit online, by telephone, or you can fill in a gift form and post it to PGS.

More information can be found by scrolling down the page at www.parishgivingscheme.org.uk , where, you can make use of the new online service from PGS also. Should you wish to do this, you can find St. Anne's Church, using our PGS code 080608169, in the easy search tool and follow a few simple steps to set up your regular donation securely.

Alternatively, you can set up your regular gift by phoning the PGS team on 0333 002 1271, Monday to Friday, 9am 5pm. One of the PGS administrators will take you through the sign up process this normally takes around 15 minutes.

You will need to have the following information to hand:
        Personal bank account details
        Confirm you are donating to St. Anne's, Chingford Hatch
        You will need to confirm if you want to increase your gift in line with inflation each year
        Confirm if you are eligible for Gift Aid
        The PGS code for St. Anne's,which is 080608169

You will receive confirmation of your donation and its timing by e-mail or by post and you can change your contribution at any time by calling 0333 002 1260 or by emailing info@parishgiving.org.uk .

However, if you prefer to fill out a gift form to set up your Direct Debit, please speak to me, Lindsey Archer when you are in Church or contact me using the e-mail address below.

Many thanks again to all who give so generously of their time, talents and money to St. Anne's.

Lindsey Archer
Parish Giving Officer
lindsey.archer@stannee4.org.uk