WHY ARE REGULAR DONATIONS SO IMPORTANT TO OUR CHURCH?
St Stephen's Church offers a Christian presence in the very heart of our village community and it comes at a cost.
People often think that the The Church of England, or the Diocese, provides funding for local churches. This is not the case. We actually have to raise all our own funding to support the work of our church, including the cost of the Clergy and the upkeep of our beautiful old building. Any donations are therefore hugely appreciated. Here's how you can contribute:
ONLINE: ONE-OFF DONATIONS OR REGULAR GIVING
With the Parish Giving Scheme it couldn't be simpler to give online. Simply click here and the link will take you direct to St Stephen's giving page where you can make a one-off donation, by debit or credit card or Google/Apple Pay. If you prefer, you can sign up to give more regularly. You have the option to donate anonymously if you wish.
If you are a UK tax payer, you can also choose to gift-aid your donation, which will allow us to claim back an additional 25% from the Inland Revenue. (It will cost you nothing provided the amount of gift aid does not exceed the amount of tax you pay in the same tax year).
Alternatively, you can telephone the Parish Giving Scheme on 0333 002 1260 and the team there will help you to make your donation. To do this you will need to give them the following information:
St Stephen's Church, East Hardwick
Parish Code: 460646209
LEAVE A LEGACY IN YOUR WILL
Another simple way to donate to St Stephen's is to make a bequest to 'The Parochial Church Council of East Hardwick' in your will. Any donations we receive through legacies will be used for repairs to, and maintenance of, the church building and facilities.
If you need more information on how to give to St Stephen's, please email John Trevorrow, our Treasurer.