‘Yours, Lord, is the greatness, the power, the glory, the splendour and the majesty; for everything in heaven and on earth is yours. All things come from you, and of your own do we give you.’ 1 Chronicles 29.11&14
St Peters, as with other churches in the Church of England, has no special state funding despite being part of the 'established' Church. In the Diocese of Bristol 80% of church costs (£6.2 of £7 million) need to be covered by what people give through planned giving and offertory collections. Personal giving, therefore, is vital to the continuance and further development of St Peter’s and other churches in the Church of England.
The Giving in Grace Case Statement can be downloaded here
To help St Peter's achieve its mssion:
There are several ways to make a donation but the most
cost effective (i.e. lowest bank charges) is by making a direct transfer from
your bank account to St Peter’s bank account
- Bank transfers** can be made directly to St Peter's PCC: ideal for one-off or regular giving if you use online banking. Account Number 01313793; Sort Code 30-99-38. Please enter “surname initial GIFT” in the reference box (e.g. Smith P Gift). No charge is incurred by St Peter’s. If you can Gift Aid, please complete a Gift Aid form.
- Online donations can be made through MyDonate*: this is ideal for debit and credit card donations and Gift Aid is handled automatically. Please note the card company charges 15 pence for debit cards or 1.3% for credit cards: otherwise the full amount goes to St Peter’s
- A Standing Order form can be downloaded here
- By Mobile Phone (maximum £10): please text SPCH16 to 70070. Gift Aid is handled automatically (if you request). Your standard text message rates apply (which includes free texts). The full amount of donation goes to St Peter’s.
- By Cheque please make payable to “St Peter's PCC”. If you can Gift Aid, please complete a Gift Aid form.
- Donate while you shop using Easyfundraising
- For tax payers, a Gift Aid form can be downloaded here
Please send correspondence including cheques and Gift Aid froms to:
FAO The Treasurer
St Peter's, Henleaze Parish Office
The Drive, Henleaze, Bristol. BS9 4LD
Almighty God, we thank you for all the gifts you have given us: our lives, our loved ones, all that we have and all that we are. Most of all, we thank you for Jesus, your Son and our Redeemer, who came and showed us the way to eternal life. May the offering of our time, our talents, and our money be made in the same spirit of sacrifice that Jesus taught us, in whose name we pray, to your glory.
* Operated by BT who do not charge a commission fee nor do they charge us to be a member. There is a 1.3% charge for credit card donations and 15p for each debit card transaction. So on a £20 donation the fee would be 26p using a credit card and 15p using a debit card.
**Direct bank transfers do not incur any charges for St. Peter's.