Transforming the communities of Essex & East London through Christ’s presence

The “Parish Giving Scheme” is a multi-diocesan approach to serving parishes with a professional donation management and Gift Aid service which combats the challenge of static giving by allowing donors to increase their giving in line with inflation.

A quality launch alongside a stewardship review provides the opportunity for a step change in the level of giving in a diocese.

"As PCC Treasurer the Parish Giving Scheme makes my accounting much easier and the Gift Form Pack is clear to understand and convey to those interested exactly what is involved and the form the commitment takes. Am happy to recommend it." - Tim Boyden, St Botolph, Hadstock

This short 1 minute video gives an overview of the Parish Giving Scheme and how it might be beneficial to both the parish and to individuals.


To register your parish, you will need to complete The PGS Registration Form  and return it to PGS Team at the Diocesan Office.


"The Parish Giving Scheme is an inspired approach to giving. We receive consistent positive feedback from our participating parishes, notably that the centralised system reduces the burden on parishes by simplifying the administration of giving, reduces risk and saves time. Chelmsford Diocese will continue to support our PGS parishes and actively encourage participation in PGS across the diocese." - Stephen Cottrell, The Bishop of Chelmsford

Below you will find a selection of useful presentations and documents relating to the Parish Giving Scheme and Stewardship.

PCC Resources:

PCC Guide

Implementation Handbook

Parish Registration Form

Further Information:

Chelmsford PGS Presentation

Parish Giving Scheme Administration

The Parish Giving Scheme Information Sheet

Gift Aid Checklist

Giving Programmes

Reimagining The Offertory



"Joining the PGS has meant that we now receive a considerable amount of our Gift Aid reclaim promptly every month, helping our cash flow, which together with annual increases in donations has been much appreciated. It has also meant a reduction in workload for our treasurer and myself." - Tim Pearce,Planned Giving and Gift Aid - All Saints’ Church, Springfield, Chelmsford

For further information, please contact The Team at the Diocese of Chelmsford or visit the Parish Giving Scheme website:

For more information please contact PGS Team
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