Giving

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“You know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich” 2 Corinthians 8:9

Why do we give:

In response to God’s grace: Jesus gave up everything for us and as we follow him, we will want to give our all to him. Christian giving is there motivated by joy and not guilt or obligation.

Using God’s gifts: God has given us all a variety of gifts: financial gifts, spiritual gifts and talents. When we give we are simply using what God has given us to serve him.

To grow God’s church: God is gathering a people to himself through the Lord Jesus. Christians will want to use their resources to love and grow the church.

Ways to give:

Give regularly  – You can do this by setting up a standing order with your bank using this Standing Order Form.

One off giving – You can give at every service during the collection, using the yellow giving envelopes provided.  If you would like to send us a cheque or a giving voucher, please make it payable to St Stephen’s Church and send it to the Parish Administrator.

Give as you live -a fundraising website for charities like St Stephen’s.  Many online shops and websites donate a small percentage of their commission for every purchase you make.

There are many other tax efficient ways you can support St Stephen’s church.

  • Through your employee giving program
  • Through the form of shares  or other securities
  • Through your Will
  • Through a Trust
  • Taking part in an event to raise money for the church.

St Stephen’s church is a registered charity. (no. 1131958)

You can find out more about Gift Aid and tax efficient giving at the HMRC website

“Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house, and try me now in this,” Says the Lord of hosts,
“If I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you such blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it.”

Malachi 3:10