Giving to support the work of St. Mags

Supporting God's work at St Mags, including The Living Room and Play Room can be done in a number of ways including joining teams, in prayer and giving financially. If you choose to give financially then we want you to do it with freedom, grace and Joy.

We would like to thank you for partnering with us.

Why give?

What we do with our money is often reflection of our hearts. Giving is encouraged in the bible and giving financially to St Mags means you will be supporting all that happens here. This includes the ordinary (like heating the church and paying the bills) and the extraordinary (like reaching the next generation with the good news about Jesus). Regular giving helps us to plan ahead and fulfil the vision that God has given us to be a Jesus Centred, Grace Filled Kingdom Living Community.

Heart of giving

Healthy giving comes from an understanding that everything belongs to God. So we give, not out of guilt but from the foundation of God’s gracious provision. Giving is part of a lifestyle of thanksgiving should be done joyfully (the place to put you gifts at church is even called the Joy Box). Giving is not just about money, but also about your whole life; your time, talents and resources. It’s your choice. You decide what to give. Once you have decided, make a plan and give regularly.

How To Give

1. Cash or Cheque

The Joy Box is out every week at the back of church. It’s called the Joy Box because God loves a cheerful giver!

2. The Parish giving scheme

(The best regular way to Give to St Mags)

While there is joy in the spontaneity of a one-off gift when the Spirit moves us, it is regular giving that offers a prayerful expression of faith in action. Regular giving sustains our church and helps us to plan for the future. That is why we are members of the Parish Giving Scheme (PGS).

Watch this video for more information https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9MxcXudSGg

The team at PGS makes it safe and easy for you to give regularly, and just as safe and easy for your church to receive. Every pound you donate can be put to Christian service in your community, free from time-consuming admin for church staff and volunteers. There’s also an option for you to increase your gift annually to keep pace with the rising cost of living, with the peace of mind that you can adjust your donation at any time if your circumstances change. If you are a UK taxpayer you can opt to add Gift Aid, increasing the value of your donation by 25%, which PGS will collect from HMRC on Mags behalf and pass on to us.

Now, with the addition of a simple and secure online process, there are three easy ways to donate to your parish through the PGS; you can set up your Direct Debit online, by telephone, or you can fill in a gift form and post it to PGS.

Donors who would like to make use of the new online service from PGS can simply visit parishgiving.org.uk, find your church using the easy search tool, and follow a few simple steps to set up your donation securely. If it helps St Mags PGS code is 150315290

Or you scan the QR code, which will take you straight to this parish’s landing page on the PGS website, where you can click on the ‘Give now’ button. It couldn’t be easier.

Alternatively, you can set up your regular gift by phoning the PGS team on 0333 002 1271, Monday to Friday, 9-5.

If you’d like to know more, please get in touch with Chris, the ST Mags treasurer for more information or if you have questions – on treasurer.stmarymagdalene@gmail.com

3. Standing Order

Giving via standing order really helps you to act regularly on what you have decided. It also helps us with our planning.

To set up a new standing order contact your Bank and let them have the following details:

Account Name: St Mags Current Account

CAF Bank Account: 00030128

Sort Code: 40-52-40

4. Online

For one off donations and regular giving you can use https://stmags.churchsuite.co.uk/donate. 

Gift Aid increases the value of your giving provided you are a taxpayer (paying tax on income, savings or capital gains). We reclaim (from the Inland Revenue) the basic rate tax paid on your gifts, so this means that if you give £10 using Gift aid, it’s worth £12.50

All you have to do is complete a Gift Aid form with the simple declaration saying that you are a UK taxpayer and want to use Gift Aid. A declaration can be backdated to cover all donations since 6th April 2000 when the scheme started and is valid until the donor cancels it. Gift Aid works however you give (cash, cheque, standing order and envelope) so please do complete our Gift Aid Form.