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.

Give by Text – You can now give to St Mary’s by text message from your mobile phone. You can give £1, £2, £4, £5 or £10. Text to 70070 with Message STMM16 £X where X can be 1, 2, 4, 5 or 10. So to give £5, you would text STMM16 £5 Your donation will be charged to your next mobile phone bill or be taken from your Pay as You Go credit. You will be sent a reply of thanks. You may also be asked whether you want to add Gift Aid. If you pay UK Income Tax, please do this – it costs you nothing & the Church gets another 25%. Thank you.