Giving

"All things come from you, O Lord, and of your own do we give you." (1 Chronicles 29.14)

These words are taken from King David's prayer at the consecration of the Temple, and recall the people of Israel's understanding that we have nothing of our own - only what God has given. In response to God’s gracious generosity Christians are called to give towards his mission in the world.

To keep our churches open and an active Christian ministry alive in our parishes cost about £98,000 in 2016, that’s £1884 per week. This amount excludes all but the most routine maintenance on our historic buildings. This money does not come from some secret fund but from generous donors who wish to give thanks to God by supporting his work.

If you would like to support Christ’s mission in these parishes and ensure that our historic churches remain open there are various ways in which you can give.

  1. Parish Giving Scheme: This is an excellent way of giving regular support to our churches.
  2. One-off Donation: You can donate online via Bt’s mydonate website.
  3. Remembering our churches in your will






Clergy: stipend, pension, housing, office and travel expenses

Cost of Services: Candles, communion bread and wine, organists etc.

Running Costs: heating and lighting, churchyard upkeep and minor maintenance

Church Insurance

Training: training of existing clergy, those training for ordination and the cost of supporting curates

Parish Support: the cost of the support given to the parishes by the diocese

National Church: contribution to the central costs of the C of E

Where does the money go?

It costs over £98,000 a year to keep our churches open and resource the church’s ministry. The table below illustrates the major expenses incurred in 2016 (excluding major work to the fabric of the churches).

Giving
Home Our Churches Worship & Prayer Giving Family History Contact Us

Home

Our Churches

Worship & Prayer

Weddings

Holy Baptism

Baptism Application Form

Father Peter Mallinson

The Vicarage

Church Lane

Bury

West Sussex

RH20 1PB

Tel: 01798 839057

THE DIOCESE OF CHICHESTER Home

Quiet Garden

Giving

Parish Giving Scheme

Online Donations

Family History

Contact Us