Stewardship pledges support the lives of our Churches at Minchinhampton and Box
Have you considered a stewardship pledge to our churches?
If you give already, THANK YOU. 200 of us contribute on a regular monthly basis. What you give pays for the life of our church and means that the buildings are available to the whole parish whenever anyone wants to use them. Most parishioners will have entered the buildings to celebrate new births or the marriages of family and friends or to say thank you for the life of a loved one. Many come to the celebrations of other festivals at Easter, Christmas, as well as regularly throughout the year.
In October we will be making our individual pledges for this next year, which really helps the churches to budget and plan the use of resources effectively. If you don’t give yet, how about making a pledge to give for the next 12 months?
Most of those who give, do so through a monthly direct payment into the Parish Giving Scheme (PGS). Pat Swift, our Recorder, would be delighted to help you set one up. It’s just as easy as setting up other direct monthly payments (E.g. Energy Usage, memberships, council tax) and just like those you can stop payments at any time if you need to.
Our Parish’s church life costs £3,000 a week. That is £156,000 a year for our churches to provide what they do and to contribute to needs elsewhere.
If you would be prepared to join the PGS scheme, please contact Pat Swift at the address given at the foot of this letter and he will help you to set up your contribution.
Thank you for all that you may have given already, Thank you for reading this letter, Thank you for thinking of our life together in this community,
Helen Bailey, Rector
Tim Mowat, Chairman, Stewardship Committee
Pat Swift – Recorder: Forwood House, Minchinhampton, GL6 9AB