We appreciate that for many in our community, cost of living pressures may leave little leftover to make charitable donations. However for those that are able to support Christ Church financially we are very grateful.

For the years 2020 through to 2022 the impact of Covid on the finances of Christ Church were significant and we continue to run at a monthly deficit, with costs being higher than the regular income.

If you are able to support Christ Church, then there are various ways to do this.

Gift Aid

If you are UK Tax payer, we can claim back 25p on every £1 you donate through the Gift Aid scheme without any cost to you. We can do this no matter how you give.

If you gift via the Parish Giving Scheme (see below) then your Gift Aid claim will be managed via the Scheme directly.

For all other gifts made directly to Christ Church,  you will need to either:

  • complete a Gift Aid Declaration click here for a copy Gift Aid Declaration Form ; or
  • pop your donation into a white Gift Aid envelope (please ensure that you write your name and address on the envelope in order that we can make the Gift Aid claim).

If you pay Income Tax at the higher or additional rate you may be able to claim additional tax relief on your Gift Aid donations on your Self Assessment tax return or via your tax code.

The Parish Giving Scheme

Christ Church has joined the Parish Giving Scheme (PGS) to make giving easier.

The PGS is an established service for managing regular Direct Debit and one-off  giving, designed to support churches to fund their mission and ministry. It reduces the burden of work on church volunteers and provides a simple and secure service to givers. The Parish Giving Scheme is recommended by the National Church and is the preferred way of receiving planned giving at a parish level.

Regular giving

Givers can set up a Direct Debit with PGS online, over the phone or by filling in a gift form. This can be made on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis. Each gift is restricted to a parish church chosen by the giver and cannot be used elsewhere. The gift will be passed back to the church of the giver’s choosing along with any eligible Gift Aid.

A unique feature of the scheme is the option for the giver to commit in principle to increase their gift annually in line with inflation. This is entirely at the giver’s discretion on an opt-in basis, but it is proving popular – with more than 55% of the cash received currently index-linked.

When givers join PGS, they can use PGS tokens to place on the collection plate at the Offertory.

Setting up a regular gift

Online:  visit

By phone: 0333 002 1271, Monday to Friday 9.00am-5.00pm

By post using the application form PGS paper form

One-off giving

It is also possible to make a one-off gift online and add Gift Aid if you are eligible. Instead of setting up a new Direct Debit, you use a debit or credit card, Apple Pay or Google Pay.


Occasional Giving in Church

If you would like to give in church, you can do so into the collection plate, use the contactless giving unit or use the QR codes that are displayed in church.

If you are able to complete a Gift Aid Declaration to enable us to claim the gift aid and enhance your gift, then this would be appreciated.

Remembering Christ Church in your Will

Legacies have been a crucial part of our income over the years. This is not something that Christ Church are able to help with, but we are always very grateful to those that remember Christ Church in their Will.

More Information on Giving

If you would like to find out more about giving or if you have any questions, please contact us.