Giving to this Church

St. Mary's is a substantial organisation that meets in a large and expensive to maintain church building. It has an annual budget of nearly £150,000. This is equivalent to around £15 per week for every person who comes to one of our services.This is a significant undertaking and is largely dependent upon the sacrificial and gracious support of church members and worshippers. 

If you are wondering where the money goes:

  • About 50% goes towards the cost of our Clergy, the mission and work of the Diocese.
  • About 30% goes towards running the church building – things like the church office, heating, lighting, printing, telephone costs etc.
  • 5% of our income is set aside to support Christian mission work both in the UK and around the world.   

Those who are tax payers are encouraged to use the Gift Aid envelopes, so that tax can be reclaimed.

If you are considering supporting the mission of St. Mary's and wish to receive details of how to do this through our stewardship scheme, please contact the Parish Office.

How can I support this Church financially?

 If St Mary’s is your spiritual home, please consider giving regularly by Standing Order, or through the Free Will Offering Envelope Scheme.

 Our bank details are: St Mary Magdalene with St Martins PCC. Sort Code: 40-52-40.  A/c No: 00028724.

These details can also be used for one-off transfers. If you are a UK taxpayer, please give your name as a reference, and complete an enduring covenant that will enable us to recover Gift Aid. Other methods of giving are available.  

Please speak to Helen Koukoulis, or email for more information.

St Mary's has a card reader.  We can accept contactless payments up to £30, or larger amounts via chip and pin.  When donating, please write your name and accurate time of donation on the sheet accompanying the card reader.

If you are a UK taxpayer, and have not already done so, please complete an enduring GiftAid declaration.

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