In 2 Corinthians St Paul urges a generous spirit in the believers not because there are bills to pay, but in response to what God has done and continues to do for us. He speaks about the Lord Jesus who left the riches of heaven and became poor that we might share in his riches. (Ch 8, verse 9)
A thankful heart is one of the signs of a faithful disciple, and a faithful disciple has come to see that all we have is first and foremost a gift from the Lord. ‘All things come of Thee O Lord, and of thine own do we give Thee.’ (1Chronicles 29:14)
Good and careful stewardship is also a Christian principle at here at Christ Church we are prudent in our spending while trusting that the Lord provides.
Many of the people who feel called to support the ministry and mission of the parish do so by direct debit, and this is very helpful in terms of parish planning. Others are not in a position to give in this way, and there is a collection at the Sunday services. Of course those who give by direct debit are not expected to put in the plate when it is passed around on Sundays!
If you would like to contribute financially the mission of Christ Church you can do so in a variety of ways and designate how you would like the money to be used. If you want to give on a regular basis, perhaps monthly or quarterly this helps our planning for the future. The account details if you want to give electronically or by direct debit are these:
Account Number: 05004292
Account Name: Christ Church General Fund
If you want to give for a specific purpose say so in the description, otherwise your giving will be used for the daily ministry and mission of the parish. Our pledge to you is that we are genuinely seeking to be a faithful and openhearted Christian community in this neighbourhood, and that your giving will be used for godly purposes.
Those who want to make a one off donation can do so to the above account.
If you would like more advice or information about giving at Christ Church, then email our parish treasurer, Robyn White on firstname.lastname@example.org