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The Parish Giving Scheme

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.

Find out how the Parish Giving Scheme works and how to get started 

PCC Resources


The Parish Giving Scheme During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Introducing Telephone Giving

While our churches are closed we remain unable to collect some of the financial giving we would normally receive through Sunday offerings on the collection plate. However as a solution to this problem why not encourage members of your congregation to join The Parish Giving Scheme. It has just got a lot easier:-

There is now a dedicated phone number for prospective donors to enable them to set up regular payments.

0333 002 1271

Lines are open Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm

Donors will need their bank account details, the church/parish name and The Parish Giving Code for your parish. If eligible they will be able to Gift Aid their donation.

The following short film provides a useful introduction

If your Parish hasn’t signed up for the Parish Giving Scheme perhaps now is the time to do it. If this scheme becomes the principle funding method for your church, you will have inflation-proofed your giving, maximised your cash flow and minimised your administration.

Donations are made by Direct Debit and can be made on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis and can be index-linked to inflation. The relevant Gift Aid is paid to each church on a monthly basis.

The next section provides further information, or you can contact your Area Advisor:

Barking          Jeremy Fraser jfraser@chelmsford.anglican.org

Bradwell        Mike Power mpower@chelmsford.anglican.org

Colchester    Philip Ritchie pritchie@chelmsford.anglican.org


How the Parish Giving Scheme Works

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.

 

"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


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

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: http://www.parishgivingscheme.org.uk/


For more information please contact PGS Team
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