Thank you to all those who have donated to the church in recent weeks. MANY THANKS.
We are appealing for donations from the congregation, residents of Dedworth and other supporters to help the church at this time when our costs are rising and regular cash income has stopped.
Your donations help us to do all the amazing work that is going on in this difficult time. On behalf of the PCC and all those working hard behind the scenes we send many thanks for your support.
With the church closed we cannot take cash or cheque income at this time. Therefore, we are asking those of you considering making a donation to do so via one of the following alternatives.
- Our preferred method for one-off donations is via our JustGiving page.
Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the All Saints Dedworth bank account. It’s the most efficient way to donate – saving time and cutting costs for the church. If you are a tax payer then please tick the Gift Aid box and give your details. Gift Aid will automatically be collected and raises your donation by 25%.
- Alternatively, you can make a transfer from your bank account. This could be a one-off or regular monthly payment.
Our Bank Details are:
- Metro Bank
- A/c name = All Saints Dedworth.
- Sort code = 23-05-80
- Account number = 34016674
Please email me if you want to Gift Aid your donation.
- Our preferred method for regular giving to the church is to use the Parish Giving Scheme.
PGS have just launched a phone-based method to sign up – which is easier than the old paper form way. Details are on the church website – https://allsaintschurchdedworth.com/about-all-saints/parish-giving-scheme/
If you have any questions about our Church Finance or how to work these donation methods then please call me.
Stay safe, keep healthy. God Bless.
Peter Norris, Treasurer All Saints,
Why are we asking for more money?
Our workload has increased significantly at this time of Covid-19 lockdown. Much amazing work is happening as we have moved our services and prayer times online and we support those in need with help, prayers and conversations.
With the church closed, we face a significant decline in our income. Thankfully people are still giving by electronic banking means e.g. Parish Giving Scheme and Bank transfers. But there are no Cash collections, no Envelope income, no Hall Rental and no Café income. In 2019 this income averaged £1,300 per month – now we are getting zero.
However, we have to continue to make major payments which average £8,500 per month – e.g. Parish Share, Salaries, Website, Internet, heat/light etc. In addition, our costs are rising due to the closure – e.g. printing/postage of the weekly newsletter, music streaming licence for online worship, Conference Call costs for prayer, meetings etc.
Your donations will help us to do all the amazing work that is going on in this difficult time.