Parishes

Parishes

The Parish Giving Scheme (PGS) is a simple and secure way for churches to receive regular donations. It is an established service for managing Direct Debit donations, designed to support churches to fund their mission and ministry. The service is freely available to all parishes, their churches and donors, within dioceses that have chosen to participate.

A unique feature of the scheme is the option for donors to commit in principle to increase their gift annually in line with inflation. While this is a voluntary decision, it is one that could potentially have a huge impact on the life and future of the church.

By processing regular donations and gift aid on a church’s behalf, PGS eases the admin burden and improves the predictability of cashflow. Parish treasurers can view monthly statements securely online, staying closely informed and hassle-free.

Parish support

The PGS team is on hand to help you bring your new and existing donors into the scheme, keeping it simple for everyone. A range of resources has been created specifically to help parishes introduce Direct Debit donations as a method of giving. These materials are available for free from your diocese, for information and support contact your Diocesan Advisor.

Find your Diocesan Advisor here.