Giving to St Mary's
The Lord provides the finances for St Mary's mainly through the generous giving of our congregations. We plan our spending carefully in order to make the best use of the resources God gives us.
We do not pass collection bags at our services. Instead, there is a collection box outside the entrance to the main hall, whilst we are at Oldfield. Gift envelopes are available from the table at the back of the hall. We thank God for any gifts that are made this way. However it is also a great help for us to know how much income to expect from those who call St Mary's their church family and belong to our congregations, so that we can budget more accurately.
That’s why we run a Regular Giving Scheme (RGS). It's a simple way to give regularly (you choose how often), allowing both you and St Mary's to budget and (if you pay tax yourself) its also tax efficient for the church. You 'pledge' a certain amount per chosen period, but this is not a 'contract' and you can change this at any time.
Finally, it's all confidential and there's neither pressure nor regular paperwork.