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Giving


Here are some amazing ways you can make a gift this Christmas.

Throughout the year we support a number of other projects at home and abroad including Christian Aid, Tearfund, Crisis and local food banks. If you'd like to support them direct, the links can be found on our Charity Partners page.


Fundraising for our churches in difficult times

Our churches are charities funded entirely by public donations. While we continue to serve the communities using new technology, staff and bills need paying, and our buildings still have to be insured and maintained.

Without weekly collections, or our regular fundraising events, our church resources are dwindling and we’d greatly appreciate donations to enable us to continue after the current situation is over.

If you’d like to support our local churches these are the details for making regular standing orders or one-off bank transfers:

Church PCC Account Name

Sort Code

Account Number

Hormead with Wyddial PCC

20-73-26

20428221

Anstey Parochial Church Council (or PCC Anstey)

20-73-26  

50115177

Brent Pelham Church Funds

20-73-26

30191868

St Marys Meesden Parochial Church Council

55-50-44

69714703

Thank you for your generosity. James


DONATE VIA MOBILE or ONLINE

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You can now make donations for the work and upkeep of St George's Anstey via the DONATE platform. The PCC of St George Anstey needs to raise funds for its work and for other charitable purposes.

You can also text you donation*
To donate £1, text ANSTEY to 70201
To donate £3, text ANSTEY to 70331
To donate £5, text ANSTEY to 70970
To donate £10, text ANSTEY to 70191
and now you can also make larger donations too:
To donate £20, text ANSTEY20 to 70191
To donate £30, text ANSTEY30 to 70191


* Fundraising, payments and donations will be processed and administered by the National Funding Scheme (Charity No: 1149800), operating as DONATE. Texts will be charged at your standard network rate. For Terms & Conditions, see www.easydonate.org

 

 

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You can also give to Hormead with Wyddial using 'Give a little' enabling Hormead with Wyddial PCC to raise funds for its work and other charitable purposes.

Follow the Give a little link here

 

 

 

Why your giving is so important

It surprises many people to learn that churches are NOT funded by the state. In fact, pretty much all the funding for our five churches comes entirely from the generosity and hard work of local residents, visitors and the people who worship in them week by week.

We cannot be afraid of talking about our finances. Like households, businesses and other charities, even though we keep our costs to a minimum, the church has financial commitments that enable us to carry out our work, and we need to pay our bills and keep our listed buildings in good shape.

All of the churches' mission in the community, its staff and administration, expenses and our general maintainance costs are funded through the generosity of people like you.  We also rely upon time given by volunteers and other help, in the form of fundraising activities, to meet the needs of the comunity we serve and to help others through organisations like Christian Aid.

Major restorations to preserve and improve our listed churches come at an additional cost. Those projects have to be funded through applications for grants and separate fundraising efforts. And even grant applications and bids for funding often now cost thousands of pounds to prepare and submit, without guarantee of success.

Across the Benefice we need to find around £70,000 a year to maintain our routine ministry here. That's approximately £1,300 per week.  Our ambitious projects across the benefice to restore and develop our churches for the benefit of the comunity will require extra support over the coming years.

The amazing thing is that if every resident were able to donate just £1 a week, we'd go a long way to meeting that target.

If you are able to give to support any of these five churches in some way, we thank you for taking time to prayerfully consider your gift. You can find out more here.

With every blessing,

The Ministry Team

 

 

 

 

Contact

The Vicarage 

Great Hormead 

Buntingford 

Hertfordshire 

SG9 0NT 

01763 289258