The ministry in The Five Parishes is funded by:-
The work of the churches is greatly helped in managing it finances by knowing that a large proportion of its money is given regularly and systematically. Planned giving helps us to know how much is coming in so that we can pay the monthly bills.
Donations may be made in the following ways:
Operated by the Diocese of Gloucester, the Parish Giving Scheme (PGS) is an established, free service for managing Direct Debit donations to support churches to fund their mission and ministry. It reduces the burden of work on church volunteers and provides a simple and secure service to donors. The PGS makes it possible for donors to:
With PGS, there are three ways to set up a Direct Debit to donate regularly to your church:
You can donate to the Five Parishes Parochial Church Council (PCC) or any of its churches, but you will need the appropriate registration number given below:
|The Five Parishes PCC: 08A608528||St Mary’s Church, Broxted: 080608510|
|St Mary’s Church, Tilty: 080608528||Little Easton Parish Church: 080608524|
|St John & St Giles Church, Great Easton: 080608515|
A. Some notes to help you to set up your own Direct Debit
We are featuring the show on JustGiving not only to publicize the Show but also because there are many entries using the words “five” and “parishes” and at least two other groups of churches known as The Five Parishes!
PLEASE CONTINUE TO GIVE VIA THE METHOD THAT SUITS YOU BEST. WHATEVER YOU GIVE IS OF GREAT WORTH TO GOD AND HIS CHURCH.
Thank you for supporting our work.
For legacies, please ensure that your Will contains the correct information that will be required by your beneficiaries to make contact with us.
Check with Angela as above or a churchwarden.
“The Friends of the Five Parishes is a registered charity dedicated to help preserve the fabric of the church buildings of Broxted, Tilty, Great Easton and Little Easton in good order for future generations”.
The Friends have been held up as a model of excellence for parishes wishing to start their own Friend’s group. Currently, there are over 120 active members.
Fundraising activities include:-
The Friends have given over £88,000 in grants to our four churches and are expecting requests for still more as work continues in the churches during the coming months.
Chairman Warwick Newbury and members of the Executive Committee thank everyone for their continued support.
Details of these and other events are always to be found in The Five Parishes Magazine.
Every parish contributes an assigned amount of money each month to the Diocese. In 2021 our monthly payment was £3,545 each month. Then, of course, there are the household bills: heating, lighting, water rates, insurance, maintenance, and ministerial expenses.
The Christian Church also has a responsibility under God to support the wider work of the church. Our Parish gives ad hoc donations to such charities as The Children’s Society, the Diocesan Bishop’s Lent Appeal, Christian Aid and others. Support is also given to overseas children via ActionAid.
As the local Great Easton Primary School is a Church School, we support the school by making an annual financial gift to their work. In addition, we pay for the distribution of bibles to those who leave the school from year 6.
Nothing offers so practical a test of our love for Jesus or for others as does our attitude to money and possessions…
The world asks how much we own. Jesus asks how we use it
The world thinks more of getting. Jesus thinks more of giving
The world asks what we give. Jesus asks how we give
The former thinks of an amount. The latter thinks of the motive
People ask how much we give. The Bible asks how much we keep!
The church teaches that ‘All things come from God, and of his own do we give him’
Thank you for thinking and praying about what you can give back to God.