There are many ways in which you can contribute to the church, whether by your time, groceries, or finances. Every contribution is greatly valued, and without people to read the Bible, pray or play music, church would not be the same.
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Many people give time into church life in many ways and we value everyone’s contributions, big or small.
Here are just 10 ways you might like to get involved:
- Reading the Bible or Praying in church services
- Arranging flowers at St John’s
- Serving Tea and Coffee after the service
- Playing music and singing
- Welcoming people as they arrive at church
- Cooking food at our winter shelter project for rough sleepers
- Providing donations for the foodbank
- Helping in some way with the children and young people
- Setting up and operating the sound and display system in church services
- Helping with the team who look after the grounds around the churches
There are other ways to give your time and some people feel a passion to serve in church in a particular way. If so, we’d love to hear about it. Please contact the vicar to talk about the possibilities.
The porch to St John’s will be open every day from 9am if you would like to donate there. Please observe hygiene and social distancing guidance as you bring things to the porch.
Thank you for the way in which you support the foodbank, we could not help the number of people we do without your invaluable support.
Milk (Long Life)
Men’s toiletries (e.g. deodorant, shower gel – NO RAZORS OR RAZOR BLADES PLEASE)
Tinned puddings (e.g. Tinned Rice pudding, Tinned custard etc.)
Coffee (up to 150g jars)
Toiletries e.g. soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, shower gel, sanitary towels
Toilet paper (in 2, 4, 6 or 9 rolls please)
Rice – 500g or 1kg (not larger please)
Washing Powder/Fairy Liquid (but NOT bleach or any items with a caustic content etc.)
Cooking oil (500ml)
Tea (small packets IDEALLY 40 or 80 tea bags, but also up to 100 or 160 tea bags)
Beans (Baked or any other sort!)
Squash (Orange, Blackcurrant etc.) or Juice
Tinned pasta (e.g. Spaghetti hoops, …)
Sugar (500g or 1Kg)
The Bike Project is a community of refugees, cyclists, mechanics and volunteers. Their mission is to take second-hand bikes, fix them up and give them to refugees.
If you have any unused bicycles which you would like to donate to The Bike Project please contact David Young: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to read more about The Bike Project please visit www.thebikeproject.co.uk
We have a vision to expand and develop the work of the church in Isleworth and we want to offer excellence in our provision to people of all ages and backgrounds. Through this time of the pandemic we have naturally seen a decrease in our giving as our buildings have not always been open and we have not been receiving as much rent from use of the hall for events and clubs.
It currently costs about £2000 per week to run St John’s with St Mary’s. This includes the cost of a full time vicar with housing, and we also employ a part time Youth and Children’s Team Leader, and like any charity we have costs around maintenance, utilities and heating. Our church hall provides us with some income, but we are still “subsidised” by the generosity of other Christians in other parts of London as we are not yet paying our own way as a church.
Please consider giving financially into the work of the church. Giving into church should be cheerful and open-handed, a reflection of God’s generosity to each of us and an integral part of our worship. The “amount” is less important than the “heart” and we are grateful for any amount given.
Here are four ways to get you thinking about how you might give financially:
The Bible says we are stewards of the good things we receive from God, including our money. For some Christians this idea prompts us to give back to God a proportion of our income into the church. This might be 10% of income or more or less depending on circumstances.
For others, it might be easier to think of giving into church much like a subscription to a club membership. If that’s you, we would ask you to consider giving at least £30 per earner per household per month depending on circumstances.
Others may give into church life when they can afford to or on an occasional or seasonal basis. For example, they may choose to give into the church offering baskets on the Sundays when they attend.
There are some people who give directly towards particular projects or events. They may pay for needed new church equipment or furniture or resources, or they may give special amounts at Christmas or at the birth of a child or in memory of a loved one. Related to this, some people organise leaving a legacy for the church in their will.
It has never been easier to set up regular giving. Below are details of some of the ways you can give regularly into the life of the church.
You can give securely online through ‘Churchsuite’
You have the option to choose to give regularly (monthly or weekly) or a one off donation. You can also easily provide your details so if you are a tax payer we can claim Gift Aid on your donations made online. The company we use take a small percentage (around 2%) to cover costs involved in processing your donation.
You can give by Text Message
You can also give through your smartphone by texting 07380 307 800. Your message should start SJSM then for a one off gift type “give” followed by the amount e.g: “SJSM give £20” and for a monthly donation type “give” followed by the amount/m e.g: “SJSM give £50/m”
You can give through Amazon Smile
A further way to give financially into church is through Amazon’s Smile scheme. As you make purchases, Amazon will contribute 0.5% of your purchase to a charity of your choice, which can be St John’s with St Mary’s. To set this up, you will need to use the web address smile.amazon.co.uk instead of amazon.co.uk, or by switching this on in apps on your device (via Settings). When setting this up you will need our Charity number which is 1168356.
You can give directly into our church account
Details of the church account:
Barclays Bank plc
210 High Street
Hounslow TW3 1DL
Sort Code: 20-42-73
Account number: 60709522
You can give by Standing Order, Gift Aid or with Cheques
To set up a standing order manually, please download our Gift Aid and Standing Order Form and return it signed FAO Brian Grumbridge at the church office address below.
Cheques are payable to “St John’s PCC” and can be sent to the church office at The New Vicarage, St John’s Road, Isleworth, TW7 6NY