Our vision is to be Christ’s Church in the community.
Our recent investment, both in the Church and Community Centre, reflect our desire to develop our services to local people and become a valued meeting place, both for worship and a wide variety of community activities.
This investment has been made possible by many legacies and gifts from faithful friends and supporters over the years and has given us a great opportunity to build our mission from a solid base of buildings and facilities.
Whilst we are asset rich, as explained in our recent stewardship information, we still need to maintain and increase our income each year to fund the day to day mission and services we provide to our local community. As a result, we are asking our congregation and friends to consider signing up for the Parish Giving Scheme (P.G.S.) as a more effective way to make regular gifts to the church. Thank you to those of you who have already joined the scheme or give by other regular means.
The P.G.S. has several big advantages for Christ Church and its supporters:
With this is in mind, we ask all of our supporters to review their own personal circumstances and level of giving to the church and if possible consider increasing their gifts or better still, if they are not already members, to commit to regular donations via the Parish Giving Scheme. If you are currently giving via a direct debit or standing order then please consider converting to giving via this method. Contact Stephen Grosvenor our Gift Aid Secretary (07885 217077 firstname.lastname@example.org)to find out how.
If you are not able to commit to regular giving using the Parish Giving Scheme, then whatever you can give is still greatly valued and appreciated. If you are a tax payer, the Gift Aid Scheme increases the value of your gift by 20% if you make your donations via a Gift Aid Envelope. These can be found at the back of the church or by contacting the Parish Office.
Much of our recent renewal work at Christ Church has been made possible by generous legacies left to us by departed friends. Please consider leaving a legacy in favour of the church to help to secure its future for the next 100 years.