Testimonials

Robert Fort, Hon. Treasurer

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
Revd Nicholas Mercer, Rector of Bolton Abbey

The Priory Church of St Mary and St Cuthbert

Bolton Priory signed up to the PGS in January 2020. I wrote to every single parishioner, enclosing a PGS leaflet, and asked them to join the Scheme. The response has been superb, with just about half of the congregation signing up. In these uncertain times, we need to have the certainty of a regular income, and people really bought into that. The PGS itself is very straightforward to sign up to as a donor, and from the church’s perspective, it is clean and simple to operate. I could not recommend it more emphatically.

Revd Nicholas Mercer, Rector of Bolton Abbey
Marie Ness, PGS Project Manager

Parish of Falstone with Greystead and Thorneyburn

Setting up the PGS was very straightforward. We contacted our Diocesan PGS advisor and she guided us through every step. I was pleasantly surprised there was an option to set up the donor registration by phone, as many of our potential donors are not online. I found the telephone service easy to use and quick to set up. I chose the option to automatically increase my giving each year in line with inflation, to sustain the value of donations into the future.

Marie Ness, PGS Project Manager
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
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
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
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