STEWARDSHIP

What will you give this next year to support the lives of our Churches at Minchinhampton and Box?

If you already give income or talents to enable the life in our churches, THANK YOU.

Over 150 of us contribute income on a regular monthly basis. What we give pays for the life of our church and means that the buildings are available to the whole parish whenever anyone wants to use them. The revitalised nave of Holy Trinity. Minchinhampton can be adapted to any layout, and has the largest indoor open space in the Parish. Most parishioners will have entered the buildings to celebrate new births or the marriages of family and friends or to say thank you for the life of a loved one. Many come to the celebrations of other festivals at Easter, Christmas, as well as regularly throughout the year.

Last year we pledged £116,000+. That’s over £600 per pledgemaker. By comparison in other dioceses parishioners pledged £665 in Chelmsford, £706 in Winchester, and £785 in Liverpool.

If you don’t give yet, how about making a pledge to give for the next 12 months?

If you do pledge, have you adjusted to take account of increases in prices?

Most of those who give, do so through a monthly direct payment into the Parish Giving Scheme (PGS). Pat Swift, our Recorder, would be delighted to help you set one up. It’s just as easy as setting up other direct monthly payments (E.g. Energy Usage, memberships, council tax) and just like those you can stop payments at any time if you need to.

Our Parish’s church life costs over £3,000 a week. Over £160,000 a year for our churches to provide what they do and to contribute to needs elsewhere.

Yes, there’s a gap between what we have pledged, and what is needed -

Please consider what extra commitment you can make to reduce that gap.

Tim Mowat - Chairman, Stewardship Committee:
1-2 Market Square, Minchinhampton GL6 9BW Tel :01453-883369

Pat Swift – Recorder:
Forwood House, Minchinhampton, GL6 9AB Tel:01453-885231