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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  • VaCO Summer Concert at St Peter’s

    VaCO is a UK Registered Charity that runs residential chamber orchestra courses for advanced young musicians. At the heart of VaCO courses is the drive to present outstanding live concerts and recitals in a variety of locations and settings. They will be performing at St Peter’s Church on Saturday 25th August at 7:30 pm. Tickets cost  [Read the rest…]

  • Well done, St Peter’s Breakfast Club!

    The Breakfast Club held a fundraising Refreshment Day in Church last Saturday 28th July and raised an impressive £610. Thanks to all those who worked so hard to make the day such a success – every penny will be put to good use!

  • VIA NOVA vocal ensemble Saturday 4th August

    A ‘Come and Sing’ Workshop 12:00 – 6:30 pm culminating in an informal concert at 5.30 pm with a unique opportunity to explore a rarely-heard masterpiece based around Tchaikovsky’s iconic Vespers. This promises to be an inspiring and enjoyable day of shared music-making that is not to be missed and is a free event for all to enjoy.  [Read the rest…]

  • Rudy of Harrogate – funeral details

    Official update as follows: Rudy’s funeral will take place at 11.40am at Stonefall Crematorium on 4 July.  All are welcome.  For those wishing to simply light a candle or share a memory there will be the opportunity to do so at St Peter’s Church in the town centre anytime from 12.30 – 3.00pm (same day).

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