Parish Giving Scheme (PGS) - Giving Made Easier

Why are regular donations so important to our church?

The Church of England offers a Christian presence in the very heart of our community and it comes at a cost, of which 75% is met through personal contributions.  


People often think that 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 the church, including the cost of the Clergy.  Any donations are therefore hugely appreciated.

For our Church to thrive and grow we need regular donations so that we can plan confidently for the future.  


What is the Parish Giving Scheme (PGS)?

The PGS is a safe, effective, confidential & tax efficient way of managing giving to our church 


Who is it open to?

The PGS helps regular givers or anyone who may not come to church but appreciate its value in the community, to donate any amount, safely to our church by direct debit. 

For those eligible to Gift Aid, this is also dealt with automatically.


How does it work?

Donations can be made monthly, quarterly or annually.

You can choose to Gift Aid your donation if you are eligible and/or increase your donation each year by the rate of inflation.

The Direct Debit payment will be taken from your account on the 1st of each month and 100% of that will be sent to our church on the 10th of each month. Gift Aid will be claimed by the PGS team and paid to the church when it is received from HMRC

You may remain anonymous, if you wish, simply by ticking the appropriate box on the form.


What do I need to do?

There are two ways you can join the PGS:

1.   Complete a PGS Gift form and send to the PGS team direct  (please contact Pam Spreckley for a Gift form)


2.   You can set up your regular donation by telephone.   The number to ring is 0333 002 1271

PLEASE NOTE: If you do speak to the PGS team please quote the following numbers to make sure that the process is as efficient as possible and your donation is received by the St Stephen's

St Stephens


Parish of East Hardwick, Diocese of Leeds

For any further information or advice please contact Pam Spreckley - 

or telephone   07793 326612