The Parish of St Peter’s costs £522 a day to run, or £3664 a week.  Around 80% of this cost is found by the congregation through “planned giving”. This is a system which allows parishioners to spread their giving by weekly/monthly/quarterly instalments.

Where The Money Comes From

A leaflet providing more detail on where this money comes from and how it is spent can be downloaded here.

There are now two ways you can contribute regularly to the work of St Peter’s.

Parish Giving Scheme (PGS)– A scheme managed by an external organisation set up by Gloucester Diocese to streamline parish giving and gift aid collection (if applicable).  Donations are taken by Direct Debit on the first day of the month and the funds reach the parish, with any gift aid added, on 10th of the month.  Further information of the PGS can be found here

Envelope Scheme – Parishioners using the method are given a supply of predated envelopes which are submitted through the collection plate.

Both systems have been selected because of the way they ensure the giver’s confidentiality.

The Standing Order scheme, that has run for many years, will continue for those people already giving this way and wish to continue using this method.  If you are a Standing Order giver and want to transfer to the new Parish Giving Scheme please complete and submit the form below indicating your interest in the PGS.

Gift Aid

As a charity, St Peter’s is able to benefit from the Gift Aid scheme whereby a donor’s contribution can be increased by 25% at no extra cost to themselves. For a donor’s contributions to be eligible, the donor must pay income or capital gains tax of not less than the amount we claim. We can reclaim tax from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) on the sum you give. You can work out the amount of tax we can reclaim by dividing the amount donated by four. This means that for every £1 donated, we can claim an extra 25 pence.

Legacies

Legacies are your way of leaving footprints in the future.  These gifts make a real difference to the future work of the Church – as regular giving often concentrates on maintaining the existing mission and ministry. Such gifts are free of Inheritance Tax.

Click Here to see a short film which explains how gifts in wills can help to transform the lives of our local churches and communities.

If you would like to leave a gift to the church then either approach one of the churchwardens or Click Here to visit a CofE website which gives further advice.

If you want to contribute regularly to the work of St Peter’s please complete and submit the form below, selecting your preferred scheme, and the appropriate document pack will be sent to you in the post.

Completed PGS registration forms should be sent directly to the address shown in the PGS documentation pack.  Envelope scheme forms should be either posted to the address below, or dropped off at the address below.

The Parish Office
St Peter’s Church
Church Path
The Square
Petersfield GU32 3HS