How?

There are a number of ways you can set up your giving.

 

i) Parish Giving Scheme. The direct debit scheme is run by Guildford Diocese on behalf of the Parish, so all of the administration is done centrally, saving a considerable amount of time for our local volunteers. It is also cheaper and much easier to administer than payment via weekly envelopes. The scheme also offers the option for your payments to be increased every year in line with inflation, which ensures that our income can rise in line with our spending year by year. Please collect a booklet about it from the back of Church or speak to one of the Clergy, Churchwardens or Treasurer, Alastair Duke. Alternatively, further information about the Parish Giving Scheme can be found on their website.

ii)
 Standing Order

Bank Account: Walton on Thames PCC

Sort Code: 40-52-40

Account Number: 0001 3192


iii)
 
Weekly Envelopes

 

iv) Sunday Offerings (please use Gift Aid envelopes if applicable) Please consider increasing your regular payment in line with inflation or salary increases.

 

Regular givers are encouraged to give via the Parish Giving Scheme by Direct Debit.

 

We would also like to encourage:

  • Those who currently give via Standing Order to change to the new Direct Debit giving via the Parish Giving Scheme
  • Those who give only when they come to church to consider joining the Parish Giving Scheme
  • Those who didn’t know there was another way, other than putting cash into the collection to also consider joining the Parish Giving Scheme

 

 

In addition to the regular giving options, you can give through:

 

  • Text Giving – An excellent and quick option
    You can text up to £10 in any donation and donate up to three times every day by this method. Text smsj00 £10 to give £10. The cost appears on your phone bill rather than directly on your Bank account. (smsj00 for St. Mary’s and St. John’s)

 

  • One-off Gifts – don’t forget Gift Aid
  • One-off or regular gifts by Cheque
  • One-off or regular gifts by cash in the envelopes provided
  • One-off or regular gifts by bank transfer

Bank Account: Walton on Thames PCC

Sort Code: 40-52-40

Account Number: 0001 3192

 

  • Just Giving – We are looking to set up a Just Giving page.

 

  • Everyday purchases

When you buy almost anything online, you can help raise money for the Church. Use Easyfudraising and choose to donate to the Parish of Walton-on-Thames. It costs you nothing, is straightforward and benefits the Parish financially.

 

 

We encourage all Church members to become partners in the vision and work of God’s Church in Walton-on-Thames by considering how much they give in time and talents as well as financially to the Church.  

 

Gift Aid – add to your donation

Whatever way we give, if UK taxpayers sign a gift aid form and the giver can be identified, the Church can claim back the tax on the gift from the government!  This adds 25p for every £1 given by gift aid.

Example: You donate £100 to the Church. The Church claims Gift Aid from the government to make your donation £125. That is wise, tax-efficient giving. (If you are a higher rate tax payer you can personally claim back tax on your gift)

Gift Aid Form can be found here..

 

Giving is treated in utmost confidence.  If, for any reason, you are unable to keep to your commitment, that’s between you and God.

 

Get Involved 2017-18 Serving form ONLINE

Get Involved 2017-18 Giving form ONLINE

 

Get Involved 2017-18 Serving Form DOWNLOAD 

Get Involved 2017-18 Giving Form DOWNLOAD

 

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT GIVING PLEASE EMAIL OUR TREASURER.

treasurer@waltonparish.org.uk

***SPECIAL FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN***

WHY DO WE NEED THIS POST?

There are more demands on the time of Mandy, the Children’s and Youth Minister, including the vital work of safeguarding. We no longer have Sheila Samuels, in charge of outreach ministry to adults and children, including Messy Church and Holiday Club. The Parish of Walton on Thames has 26,000 people with 18% of the population under 14.

WHAT VALUE WILL THE UNDER 5’S AND FAMILIES OUTREACH MINISTER ADD?

1 Young Families 
Working closely with Caroline, our curate in charge of Toddler Praise, this would increase our capacity to provide groups for toddlers. We also want to pastor young families, recognising the pressures on families with young children and create a supportive network of parents.

2 Outreach to more needy families
This would take over the outreach portfolio for Children and families left by Sheila Samuels including Messy Church and Holiday Club.

3 Oversee Sunday School at St John’s
The Sunday school at St John’s relies on church members. Recent in house training is helping  more parents to become involved is encouraging, but there is a need for longer term support and direction.

4 Youth age 11 upwards
This would release Mandy to focus on age 6 upwards and to have time to put into young people age 11 upwards. To re-establish Youth in the church

5 Safeguarding
We are absolutely committed to keeping our children safe in all church activities. This would share the ever increasing burden of safeguarding with Mandy Watts.

 

WHAT RESOURCES DO WE CURRENTLY HAVE?

We have two full time Vicars (currently paid 1.4 salaries between them).
We have a part-time curate (unpaid).
We have one Children and Youth Minister ( FT paid).
We have one part-time Administrator.

We no longer have a part time Church Army evangelist responsible for outreach work with adults and children.

AS A PARISH WE ARE GROSSLY UNDERSTAFFED. 

 

THE MINIMUM WE NEED TO OFFER THE JOB TO A CANDIDATE IS £27,500 FOR ONE YEAR.
IDEALLY, WE RAISE THE FIRST TWO YEARS £55,000. 

THIS AMOUNTS TO:
£400 PER YEAR FOR 70 FAMILIES OR 
£33 PER MONTH OR 
£7.70 PER WEEK (THAT’S 2 COFFEES IN A COFFEE SHOP) 

 

PLEASE CONSIDER:

  • A lump sum, or one-off gift.
  • A monthly Standing order – Please start a new standing order for this post.
  • Gift Aid your donations and we get an extra 25%.
  • Organise Fund Raising events: Please email the vicars with events you would like to organise.

Account name (– PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A DIFFERENT ACCOUNT TO THE ONE USED FOR REGULAR GIVING)
Walton-on-Thames Parochial Church PCC
Sort code – 20-90-56
Account – 30925101

 

STATISTICS:

  • There are 220 children in St Mary’s Sunday School for 2017-18, of which 112 are pre-school age.
  • 50 ordinary members of the church are volunteer Sunday School leaders and helpers in the team . The Team is recruited, trained and built by the Children and Youth minister.
  • There are 20 children attending Sunday School at St John’s church.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION WALTON ON THAMES FINANCIAL POSITION

As a church, our outgoings are £360,000 a year.

£113,500 of this goes to Guildford Diocese paying for central support, curates’ training, one vicar’s salary and Bishops. The amount we give to the Diocese is calculated on the relative prosperity of the parish and the number of people who attend church. On top of this, we pay all salaries and running costs.

Average giving in the Diocese is £22 per family per week. The average giving in our parish is very low by comparison,at £9 per week. This severely restricts the ministry we can do as a church.

From our regular giving, we cannot afford this role.

Please do not reduce your regular giving.