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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  • Helen Harrison’s Parish Walk Challenge

    The Parish Walk is a walking race that takes place on the Isle of Man each year around the Summer Solstice. It is a unique endurance challenge where competitors have 24 hours to complete the 85 mile route which takes in all 17 of the island’s Parishes – only 127 walkers completed the full distance in  [Read the rest…]

  • Please pray for all our new deacons

    Eighteen men and women enter ordained ministry as deacons at two services in Ripon Cathedral on Saturday 30th June led by the Bishop of Leeds, Nick Baines.  Alongside our new Curate, Chris Clayton, two others from the Ripon Episcopal area will be ordained at the 11:00 am service – Tony Carlton, who will serve at  [Read the rest…]

  • Vicar Launches Organ Appeal

    All is not well with our church organ, the problem must be dealt with before the coming winter – because cold, dry weather causes the mechanism in question to seize up.  The cost of this particular repair is £5,000 and other, less urgent, repairs are also in the offing. To help us reach this this  [Read the rest…]

  • Christian Aid Week

    Thank you to all our St Peter’s house to house collectors who gave their time, commitment and energy during Christian Aid Week last month to raise funds for Christian Aid’s work in Haiti. They collected £971.91. Well done! Thank you, too, to all those who gave so generously in Church on the 20th May. That  [Read the rest…]

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