How to give
Give a regular gift
There are a number of ways to give regularly. Whichever way you choose; it is really helpful for our budgeting to let us know by completing the Giving Form and returning it to the Treasurer.
Use the Parish Giving Scheme to set up a direct debit
This is our preferred method for receiving regular gifts. The Parish Giving Scheme benefits St Mary’s as it allows us to receive the gift-aid within 10 days, rather than the four months it takes through standing orders. It also provides the option for the giver to have their payments automatically increased each year by the rate of inflation. Please ask the Treasurer or anyone on the Finance Team for an information pack and direct debit form.
Set up a standing order
Set up through your bank using the following details:
St Mary of Bethany PCC
Ask a steward for a giving envelope or take one from the display by the entrance to the main Church building
Complete the details on the front, enclose your donation and drop it in the collection plate by the main doors of the worship area.
Leaving gifts in a will is a final opportunity to make a lasting gift to God, to give more than you can in your life and to make a lasting difference to Church and community. It is recommended that a will be drawn up professionally to avoid problems in Probate and, for some, to reduce Inheritance Tax liabilities.
Raise money every time you shop online with www.easyfundraising.org.uk
Whenever you buy anything online - from your Christmas shopping, your weekly shop to your annual holiday - you could be raising a free donation for St Mary’s. There are nearly 3,000 retailers including Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva, thetrainline and Sainsbury's, who will donate a percentage of the amount you spend to St Mary’s to say thank you for shopping with them. It's really simple to register and doesn't cost you anything.
All you have to do is:
1. Click this link to go to http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/stmaryofbethany
2. Sign up for free
3. Get shopping! Your donations will be collected by easyfundraising and automatically sent to St Mary’s. It couldn't be easier!
You can even download an app that reminds you when you are shopping online at relevant retailers so you don't miss any donations. There are no catches or hidden charges although don't forget to untick the box to avoid being added to any marketing lists!
Do you shop at Amazon? Would you like to give some money to St Mary of Bethany at no cost to you?
If so, follow this link to amazon smile https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/1128813-0
if you then shop via smile.amazon.co.uk (or set your smile charity in the settings of iOS or android apps) we'll get a small percentage of your spending to help the work of your church!
Give digitally using the electronic card reader - a great way for one-off gifts for specific appeals. In 2019 we have raised an average of £33 per week with this channel.
Direct giving through the St Mary of Bethany Website
For small one off donations it is possible to give directly through the website here.