How to register a Parish

How to register a Parish

It's easy to set up and manage. All the PCC needs to do is pass a resolution to start the Scheme and show leadership by joining and encouraging others to join as well. The Diocese covers the administrative cost so it is free to churches and the Parish Giving Scheme does all the work. 

Passing a PCC resolution

Some donor money will flow to the PCC through the PGS, rather than directly from the donor to the church. It’s important therefore that the Trustees of the local church (the Parochial Church Council) pass and minute a resolution. It can be as simple as:

“We the PCC of ... request the Parish Giving Scheme to commence operation of the scheme on our behalf.”

Registering your church

Your Diocesan Advisor will provide you with a Church Registration Form to provide information about the church / parish bank account and the church officers responsible for parish finances. On receipt of your Church Registration Form, the Diocese will send you PGS materials to distribute to donors.

Giving Review or Giving Programme

It is strongly recommended that you run a giving review or programme first, to take advantage of the opportunity to discuss giving and, second, as a way to introduce the PGS as a preferred method of payment. Remember the PGS is a good mechanical tool to help your church to process incoming donations and administer Gift Aid, but it is not of itself a motivational tool to elicit more giving.