Giving to fund our Churches

Thank you for your generosity, your giving matters now more than ever.

The churches of the Easters, Rodings and Great Canfield, like all parishes in the Church of England have to finance themselves, maintain and fund all the running costs for the church buildings and make a significant contribution (£69k in 2021) to the Chelmsford Diocese for the cost of its clergy and the wider church establishment.

We are very grateful to the faithful church community who give regularly through the collection plate as well as the wider community who support our fundraising events; all of this generosity together with the time and talents of a large number of volunteers, enables us to continue to provide a Christian presence in each of our villages.

Please consider making or amending a regular standing order or if you can make a one-off donation to help us at this time, thank you.

+ WAYS TO GIVE

Each of our village churches has its own bank account which enables your gift to go to your village church.

+ GIVE REGULARLY BY STANDING ORDER

 To set up or amend a standing order, log in to your online banking or visit your local branch. The bank details for each of our churches is available from the Parish Administrator via the contacts page.

+ SEND A CHEQUE

To give via cheque, please make the cheque out to the relevant PCC, e.g. High Easter PCC and either pass to your churchwarden or treasurer.

+ ONLINE GIVING

Good Easter church has the facility for online giving via its churchnearyou page, see this link https://www.achurchnearyou.com/church/6417/

+ PAYROLL GIVING VIA YOUR EMPLOYER

Many employers offer Payroll Giving which allows you to give directly to the church from your salary before tax is deducted. This means if you give £100 per month and are a basic rate taxpayer, the gift will only cost you £80 from your net pay. If you pay a higher rate of tax, £100 a month will only cost you £60 from your net pay. To find out if your employer offers Payroll Giving, contact your HR office.

+ CHARITABLE AID AGENCIES

You may wish to give via a charitable aid agency such as CAF, Charities Trust, or Charitable Giving. These agencies are useful for those who give to multiple charities and wish to have their giving recorded in one place or for those who wish to give anonymously.

+ GIFT AID

Whichever way you choose to give to our churches if you’re a UK taxpayer please complete the gift aid declaration below and return to your treasurer of via the Parish Administrator. Gift Aid is a simple way to increase the value of your gift at no extra cost to you. If you pay tax in the UK, we can reclaim the basic rate tax (25%) on your gift.

10 Churches Gift Aid Declaration

 

If you require any further information on how to give to one of our churches please get in touch via the contacts page.