Like so many churches we struggle to make ends meet and to fulfil our mission. We are constantly looking at ways of reducing costs, but with the increased financial support required of parishes for clergy stipends and pensions we are grateful to everyone for their help.
If you are making a donation to St Anne’s by cheque please make it payable to East Wittering PCC.
If you are a visitor to our church we would be very appreciative if you, as a taxpayer, could give your collection at the services through the Gift Aid scheme. Envelopes for Gift Aid contributions are available in each pew in the church.
Regular attenders at our services are encouraged to make regular giving either through the envelope scheme or by the Parish Giving Scheme. This helps the church council to budget effectively and make sure we use God’s money wisely. Making your gift through the Gift Aid scheme allows us to claim tax back on your gift.
Parish Giving Scheme (PGS)
Donations can be made on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis by Direct Debit using a PGS gift form. Even though the donations are made to the PGS, donations are restricted to the parish chosen by the donor and cannot be used elsewhere.
Your donation will be passed back to the Parish by the 10th of each month. Gift Aid will be sent separately once PGS has received it from HMRC. The unique feature of the scheme is the option for you to commit in principle to increase your gift annually in line with inflation. Whilst this is a voluntary decision, it is one that could potentially have a huge impact on the life and future of the church.
If you wish to donate to the parish through the scheme please contact the Gift Aid Secretary (see below) who will supply you with a form for completion.
Please ensure that you enter the PGS Parish code on the form, as this is a unique code that will enable your donation to be passed onto the church. Complete the form including your bank details and send it to the Parish Giving Scheme – the Direct debit details should NOT be sent to the bank as they are unable to process them.
The information on this form is treated as confidential. If you decide to remain anonymous only the amount of the gift will be shared with the parish. You are encouraged to remain known to the parish so that we may thank you and avoid mistakenly approaching you in the future to consider a regular gift to your church.
To donate using the envelope scheme or through the Parish Giving Scheme, please contact our Gift Aid Secretary, Mike Lawson on 01243 670317 to arrange for your regular giving.