High Weald Churches

Welcome to High Weald Churches

This Parish is registered with the Parish Giving Scheme which allows you to give to this Parish securely and safely online. Please click 'Regular Giving' to set up a monthly, quarterly, or annual Direct Debit or ‘One-Off Gift’ to make a single gift using your Debit, Credit Card or Apple/Google Pay wallet.

This is the central 'landing page' for gifts to any of the churches and parishes in the new Benefice of High Weald Churches (officially the 'Benefice of Penshurst, Fordcombe and the Chiddingstone Churches'). These parishes' legal and financial affairs have now been unified under the governance of a single, joint Council, which will look after your generous gifts as wisely as it can. Two-thirds of our churches' annual running costs are completely entwined because they meet the stipends, training and housing of the benefice's two minsters and administrator. Only a third of our costs are concerned with the running and maintaining the fabric of the individual churches.
So we hope that you will be happy to make your gifts to the central account of the Benefice, in order that the Council can use them flexibly. If, however, you have a strong preference for restricting your gift for the benefit of a particular church, we can work with this - please contact our treasurer, David Lough, via office@highwealdchurches.org.uk, to discuss how we can help .
We encourage the use of the Parish Giving Scheme to channel your gifts because it simplifies our administration (by reducing our bank charges and cutting paperwork while we reclaim Gift Aid) and because it allows you for the first time - if you opt in - to increase your gifts each year to help us deal with inflation. A traditional bank standing order can't cope with this (you have to cancel the standing order and start a new one). The Parish Giving Scheme's inflation-linking option is not automatic - if you tick this option, you will still be asked each year if you want to go ahead with it. We hope you will.
Thank you for your generosity. If you have any questions about using PGS in this benefice, please feel free to contact our benefice administrator via office@highwealchurches.org.uk.

Parish name

High Weald Churches

Parish code



Rochester Diocese


The Rectory
High Street
TN11 8BN

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