A shared ministry of giving
Our mission is to enhance the generosity that enriches the life of the Church and its ministry in each community.
As a charity whose origins are within the Church, we understand that, for every donor, generosity is an act of Christian faith that is deeply personal.
PGS provides simple and secure ways for every generation to donate to their church with confidence; online, by phone, or by posting a giving form.
By providing simple and secure ways for donors to give regularly, churches benefit from improved cash flow and a resilient and reliable funding stream.
Whether raising funds for a particular cause or enhancing the wide-ranging work of each church in its local community, financial security is critical.
Helping Parish Treasurers
By processing regular donations and Gift Aid on the church’s behalf, we can ease the admin burden and paperwork for church volunteers.
It is easy for treasurers to view the monthly statement for their church securely online, staying closely informed and hassle-free.
How the Scheme works
The Parish Giving Scheme (PGS) is an established service for managing Direct Debit donations, designed to support churches to fund their mission and ministry. It reduces the burden of work on church volunteers and provides a simple and secure service to donors.
The service is freely available to all parishes, their churches and donors, within dioceses that have chosen to participate. Uptake is growing every year, with the majority of dioceses in the Church of England - and many of their parishes - now members of PGS and experiencing the benefits. You can use the search button on this page to discover whether your church is already in the scheme. The PGS makes it possible for donors to:
- Donate monthly, quarterly or annually by Direct Debit
- Sign up to inflation-linked giving annually
- Enhance your gift to your church by having Gift Aid at 25% added to your giving
- Give securely and donate anonymously, if you prefer
In addition to this website you can set up a Direct Debit to donate regularly to your church, via gift form – available from your PGS parish representative or via telephone on 0333 002 1271, Monday to Friday, 9 - 5
Read more about what parish clergy and representatives think about using the Parish Giving Scheme.
If you would like to tell us about your experiences of the Scheme, we'd love to hear your feedback.
St Wilfrid’s Church, Burnsall
We had planned to launch PGS to the congregation at our APCM in April. When this was postponed, due to COVID-19 restrictions, we instead approached key donors directly (we are a small parish, so this is not difficult!) We also persuaded 7 of our 15 regular Gift Aid donors to switch to PGS and attracted one new donor. This has had two positive effects: a) 5 of the 7 increased their committed giving by a total of 24% and b) with the addition of the new donor, our total regular monthly income has increased by 28%.Robert Fort, Hon. Treasurer
St Cuthbert’s Church, Croxteth Park
From a donor point of view, I feel that the scheme is very user friendly, as you don’t have to carry cash with you to the service and then you won’t forget to donate. You can also budget for the payments. All in all, so much more hassle free! I would highly recommend to any other parish.Kristina Stoddern, Donor