Giving

“All things come from you and of your own do we give you.”

Whatever we give – be it in time or money – we do so in response to God’s great gift of himself to us – all we have comes from Him. Giving means taking responsibility for maintaining and developing Christian life at St Peter’s and in the wider world.

The biggest single expense for St Peter’s is the Parish Share, which is used by the diocese to pay the clergy and also to help those churches in very deprived areas as well as those in rural locations with small congregations and beautiful old churches to maintain.  As a thriving church we have a responsibility for helping our “church neighbours”.  If we do not pay our way there will be fewer clergy and as a result churches may have to close.

In the past we have been able to meet our financial commitments, but only with the help of legacies or exceptional donations. As our congregation continues to grow, so too will our Parish Share.

Planned Giving, with the tax recovered from Gift Aid, makes up the largest part  of our income and is the best way to help St Peter’s budget for the future. There are two ways in which you can do this:

•    by a Standing Order to your bank
•    by using the Planned Giving envelopes

If you would like to find out more about Planned Giving, please contact David Fisher (Treasurer) 01423 887507 or Debbie Trantor (Gift Aid Secretary) 01423 872884.

You can also download our Gift Aid Form and Bankers Order.

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  • The Richard Eaton Singers – Harrogate Music Festival

    As part of Harrogate Music Festival, the Richard Eaton Choir from Edmonton, Canada will be performing at St Peter’s Church at 7:30 pm on Thursday 13th July. The programme will feature many Canadian folk songs as well as sacred and classical music, accompanied by Leanne Regehr on piano and our own John Longstaff on the  [Read the rest…]

  • The San Jose Symphonic Choir

    This choir from Silicon Valley, San Francisco, will sing at St Peter’s Church on Saturday 8th July at 1:00 pm. Their programme includes pieces by Mendelssohn, Bernstein, Rachmaninoff and Earl George. Although this is a free concert, tickets must be booked in advance at the Festival box office 01423 562303 or online at www.harrogateinternationalfestivals.com.

  • The Big Sing – Harrogate Music Festival

    Come and join in The Big Sing, at St Peter’s Church on Saturday 1st July starting at 11 am. This event, which is part of the Harrogate Music Festival, will be led by Armonico Consort, a critically acclaimed choir who have performed at festivals and concert halls all over the UK. Although this is a  [Read the rest…]

  • Candlelit Vigil – 24 May at 7.30pm

    All welcome to join us for a candlelit vigil for Manchester tonight, 24 May from 7.30 – 9.00pm.

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