Testimonials

The Rev'd Mark Abrey

The Chase Benefice

The Parish Giving Scheme is simple and easy to set up, saves on administration within the Benefice and, with the additional advantage that donors can increase their giving by inflation automatically each year, safeguards against static giving. But the real advantage for us, during this period of ‘lockdown’ and the suspension of public worship, has been that our regular planned giving has remained the same! This has been an unexpected blessing and we are so grateful to be part of the scheme. We commend it without hesitation!

The Rev'd Mark Abrey
The Rt Rev'd Rachel Treweek, Bishop of Gloucester

Diocese of Gloucester

A fabulous and well-run scheme, which enables me to contribute financially to what God is doing in the Diocese of Gloucester. I love the fact that the administration is done for me and I know that my financial giving will automatically be increased in line with inflation.

The Rt Rev'd Rachel Treweek, Bishop of Gloucester
Kristina Stoddern, Donor

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
Andrew & Chris

All Saint's Church, Lightwater

We have found the Parish Giving Scheme to be a really helpful way of managing our planned giving programme. It reduces administration for the planned giving co-ordinator and treasurer, is easy for church members to use and helps with cash flow too. We would recommend it to any church.

Andrew & Chris
Carolyn Allen, Stewardship Promoter

St James Church, Pokesdown

The Parish Giving Scheme really helps maintain cash flow, with no effort involved for Treasurers. PGS makes it easier to budget, based on committed, regular income, and is simple to set up and run. I thoroughly recommend it.

Carolyn Allen, Stewardship Promoter
Tim Render, Treasurer

St John’s Church, Hinckley

We were enthusiastic joiners of the scheme and it was amazing to see how simply the scheme worked from then on. We’ve had a gradual increase in the number of people giving through direct debit, and we’ve also used it when somebody new joins our church family. Our response is always - would you like to join the PGS? A large majority of our regular givers now use PGS, which has been a huge benefit to us and our work for God in Hinckley - less administration, improved cash flow, and automatic annual reminders for givers that inflation affects the church too!

Tim Render, Treasurer
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