Giving

Stewardship at Trinity Churches


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Donate to Trinity Churches using “ChurchSuite”, our secure giving system.


You can also donate via your mobile. To donate £5 text CHURCHES to 70970. To donate £10 text CHURCHES to 70191.*



We’ve been blessed as people offer time, talents and money to support the ministry and mission of Trinity Churches. From Alpha courses to Cafe Connect, new initiatives on the Meole Estate to work in schools, we rely on many people across the parish standing shoulder to shoulder in showing commitment and support.

Almost all our income comes from individuals, many of whom give a regular monthly amount.  Everyone has a part to play in giving, and all that happens across the parish is made possible by those who pray, serve and give to the work of the church.  We are hugely grateful for their generosity as together we seek to be a community who are “growing faith, proclaiming hope and living the love of Jesus.”


Why we give?


Jesus often spoke about money and showed us what it really means to be generous. The way we use our money has an important effect on our relationship with God. The Bible encourages us to give generously, as part of our worship and in response to what God has done for us. Giving is an act of faith, and part of our discipleship. It’s both a privilege and a responsibility for all God’s people.

The Bible gives us some practical guidelines on how Christians should give:


Regularly

At set times, whether weekly, monthly or yearly (see 1 Corinthians 16 v 2a)

Willingly

Not reluctantly, or under compulsion (see 2 Corinthians 9 v 7a)

Joyfully

God loves a cheerful giver! (see 2 Corinthians 9 v 7b)

Realistically

In proportion to our income - (see 1 Corinthians 16 v 2b)

Generously

Whoever sows generously will also reap generously (see 2 Corinthians 9 v 6)

Sacrificially

(See Mark 12:43-44)


Many Christians say that 10% – a “tithe” of our income – is a good starting point in your giving. Whatever sacrificial step of faith you make in giving, God will honour your willingness. If you currently give 5% of your income, ask God to give you the courage to increase that percentage to say 8%. If you already give 8% then ask God to give you faith to increase that to 10%. If 10% then 15%…



How can I give?

Regular standing Order

Many people give this way. You can ask your bank to make regular (e.g. monthly) payments from your account directly into the churches’ bank account. It's simple and easy to to do.

If you already give in this way, it’s good to review the amount on a regular basis (e.g. yearly). Could you increase your gift in line with inflation? Have your earnings increased (or reduced)?

To set up or amend a standing order, log in to your online banking or notify your local branch with our bank account details:

PCC Holy Trinity Meole Brace, Christ the King Radbrook
Account Number: 01317554
Sort Code: 30-97-62
Quote reference as: your first name and surname

If you are a UK taxpayer, you can also use Gift Aid to ensure that your regular gifts benefit from a 25% uplift at no extra cost to you!

Once you have set up or amended your standing order, please email us so we can identify your gift and say thank you.

Online Giving

You can give to the church using a debit/credit card securely through our “ChurchSuite Donate” website. It can be used for both regular and one-off giving. If you are a UK taxpayer it also allows you to Gift Aid your donations, ensuring that they benefit from a 25% uplift at no extra cost to you.

Please note there are small administrative charges (2.2% + 20p) connected with every donation, and you will have the option to ‘top up’ your donation to include these should you wish. Unless otherwise requested, please mark your donation as “Regular Giving”.

Weekly Envelope Scheme

Some give regularly by cash or cheque using numbered envelopes, placed in the collection plate at Sunday services. If you are a UK taxpayer, you can also use Gift Aid to ensure that your regular gifts benefit from a 25% uplift at no extra cost to you!

Payroll Giving

If you are in regular paid employment, you may be able to give to Trinity Churches through payroll schemes, such as Give as you Earn or Charities Aid Foundation.

Making a one-off gift

You may want to make a special gift - perhaps as a way of saying thank you to God, or to celebrate a special event. If you are a UK taxpayer, you can also use Gift Aid to ensure that your regular gifts benefit from a 25% uplift at no extra cost to you!

Leaving a Legacy

Christians have been worshipping in the parish of Meole Brace for at least 1,000 years! Each new generation has heard the good news about Jesus and thousands of lives have been changed. Many people like to consider leaving a gift in their will, so that future generations can continue to be blessed by the work of Trinity Churches. We always advise you to take independent legal advice before you make or amend your will.


Finding out more


If you have questions, comments or concerns about your own stewardship or the financial life of the church, please do contact a member of the stewardship group in confidence. The stewardship group is chaired by Rob Surl (10.45 congregation), and its members are across the congregations which make up Trinity Churches. All team members can be contacted via the Church Office (as below). Please note that individual financial details will be confidential to members of the stewardship group, but the PCC will be aware of the overall picture.



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Getting going in giving

Supporting us

Contact us

Stewardship team

Gift Aid (Word)

Your gift can go 25% further

Leave a legacy

Find out more about legacies

Gift Aid (PDF)

Your gift can go 25% further

2020 Annual Report

How we used your money!

Standing Order Form

Complete and return

2020 Annual Accounts

Statutory accounts