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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  • Welcome back, everyone!

    Many of our groups and clubs return this week after their Summer break.  Sunday Club starts next Sunday 10th September.  Bible RefleXions is an informal study group that meets in the Undercroft on Wednesdays from 9:30 – 10:30 am, this term they are studying Bible Characters, starting with Adam on 6th September.  Lunchtime RefleXions is held  [Read the rest…]

  • A Fundraising Refreshment Day

    To coincide with the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show, there is a St Peter’s Fundraising Refreshment Day to raise funds for our Church on Saturday 16th September from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm.   If you are in town on that Saturday, please come in and support this fundraising event in Church.  Thank you so much!

  • A Celebration for Canon Tony Shepherd MBE

    We are holding a celebration evening for Tony Shepherd, retired Vicar of St Peter’s, who was recently awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. It will be held at St Peter’s School in Belford Road on Saturday 23rd September from 7:00 – 10:00 pm, with people bringing food to share.

  • 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…]

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