Collection Envelopes

This is to let you know of some changes we are making as from January 2013 to the way in which we administer our stewardship giving scheme. We will no longer be issuing individual numbered boxed sets of envelopes. We have taken this decision for practical reasons – to reduce the amount of wastage and the cost of unreturned envelopes and to reduce the amount of administrative time involved, all of which is done by volunteers.

If you currently give regularly through the envelope scheme, would you consider setting up a Standing Order to the church instead – or increasing your existing Standing Order? Making a gift in this way greatly reduces our administrative burden and helps us to better plan and manage our finances.

There are Standing Order forms on the table at the back of church, detailing the church’s bank details. There are also a Gift Aid forms; if you are a UK taxpayer, please complete one of these too.

If for any reason, you cannot give by Standing Order, there will be general giving envelopes in church. These can be put on the collection plate during the service, or handed in at other times. You will need to complete the details on the front of the envelope so that we can properly account for your gift.

Please do NOT to use any left over envelopes from previous years from January 2013.

If you have any questions regarding giving, please be in touch with me.

Sara Bagnall