Parish churches are not centrally funded by the Church of England and do not receive any financial support from the taxpayer.
To exist and to further our aims as a charity, the work must be paid for.
This means that we need to cover day to day operating expenses as a parish, the running costs to maintain our Grade 1 listed building and provide a modest stipend and housing for our parish priest.
Some of these funds are administered by the PCC directly, others are managed by the diocese.
But Stewardship isn't just about money. Whilst finance plays an important part in growing God's Kingdom, the giving of your time and skills byvolunteering is also an essential element.
What are the Parish Ministry Costs?
Parish Ministry Costs (PMC) are the way that the diocese calculates the core expenses of parish churches. Among other things, it fixes the stipend of clergy throughout the diocese, ensuring a fair recompense for all priests, wherever they minister together with housing, pensions, training and support.
How can I support St. Mary Magdalene Church in Bolney?
- Our prefered method is theParish Giving Scheme (PGS) which is run by a dedicated charity on behalf of individual parishes. Your gifts may be completely anonymous if you wish, can automatically includeGift Aid and can also be inflation linked so that your donation retains the same purchasing power over time.
- We welcome donations by Visa, Mastercard and American Express using Contactless together with Apple Pay and GPay. Located by the Welcome Table in Church, the machine is easy to use and available both for visitors and at all services.
Donate securely online using a debit or credit card.
- You may give regularly using the collection plate or wall safe and if you are a taxpayer, you canGift Aid your donation by using one of the gift envelopes provided in the pews and including your name and address to enable us to reclaim the tax you have already paid.
- You may wish to make a single gift, and includeGift Aid towards a specific project or direct into the general fund, perhaps on an anniversary or in memory of a loved one.
For more information, please speak to Tim, Sue or Contact Us
Leaving a legacy
If you are considering leaving a legacy to St. Mary Magdalene,
Church Legacy has more information or speak to the Treasurer directly.