It's a shame that all churches—and Christ Church is no exception—always seem to be asking for money. But the
sad fact is that money is a significant issue, because not only does Christ Church have to be self-supporting
financially, it also shares a proportion of its income with the Diocese of Southwark under the
Fairer Shares Scheme
to support the work of parishes that are less well off.
The church therefore needs the committed giving of all its members to enable it to continue its work. Regular contributions to the offering
plate are the most familiar method, but to allow the church to make budgeted plans for future spending (not least on maintenance
of the building and grounds) it is especially helpful if offerings are made direct by regular Standing Order, whether weekly or monthly.
This also helps the giver to ensure that offerings continue even on Sundays when they are not in church. Standing Order forms are
available from the Treasurer.
If you are a taxpayer and give regularly to the church, HM Revenue and Customs will add to your offerings if you complete
a Gift Aid Declaration and hand it to
our Treasurer or one of our church wardens. Please consider taking this simple step to increase the value of your giving.
Give as you spend
By clicking on the logo below (or on the home page) you will be taken to the Easyfundraising website.
If you register there you can raise money (typically 2% of your spending) for Christ Church by selecting the church as your cause and then making
your normal purchases through the site. If you get stuck, just
ask for help.