Church of England Diocese of Newcastle Whorlton


 Your financial donations

The Diocese of Newcastle encourages generous giving, and while fundraising is far from being our driving force, much of the income St John’s needs to enable it to pay its way as part of the Church of England (in parish share) comes from our congregation. And of course, as a historic, public building, we have considerable overheads; at the best of times we struggle to break even. Due to the upheaval caused by the coronavirus we may not be able to do so for a long time to come. If you can help us to continue to serve the whole parish, and meet our commitments to the wider Church, we would be extremely grateful.

There are various ways of making donations, which in every case are dealt with only by the Treasurer or Gift Aid Secretary in strict confidence.

Note that, under Gift Aid, if you pay UK tax (Income or Capital Gains Tax) we could, with your authority, claim back the basic rate tax, which is currently 25p for each £1 given. (If you pay higher rate tax, you may recover this through your own tax return.) A Gift Aid Declaration form completed with the donor's details will be required depending on the method of giving selected. 

Text Giving

To make it easier to donate to the work of St John's you can now donate by text. If you would like to support us please text WHORLTON to 70085 to donate £5. Texts cost £5 plus one standard rate message.

One off online donations via is a charity which we have authorised to help those who wish to support St John’s financially by facilitating secure online donations using a credit or debit card. will collect Gift Aid, if appropriate, automatically on our behalf.

Just click here and follow the guidance. 

Regular giving by Direct Debit through the Parish Giving Scheme (“PGS”)

The PGS is our preferred method for regular giving. A regular gift by direct debit can be set up easily over the phone by calling the dedicated telephone line: 0333 002 1271 weekdays between 9 - 5pm.

The PGS is free for us to use and they automatically claim any gift aid on our behalf every month. This saves us time and helps our cashflow. You can find more from the PGS website by clicking here.

You will need to quote the PGS code for “Whorlton, St John – 250625145” when you call up.

Already set up on PGS? If you need to make changes then please ring 0333 002 1260. 

Regular giving by Standing Order through online banking

If you would like to use this method please give the following particulars to your bank 

Name: St John's Church Whorlton Parochial Church Council

Account No: 10062685

Sort Code: 20 59 97

If you wish Gift Aid to be applied to this donation, please download a Gift Aid form by clicking here, and email it to the St John's Treasurer at the address shown at the bottom of the form.

Regular giving by  Standing Order through your bank 

You can obtain a standing order form by clicking here. Please complete the form and if you wish Gift Aid to be applied to your giving, complete that section too. Return the form to the Treasurer using the address detailed at the top. Once received, the Treasurer will forward your form to your bank.

Leaving a legacy

Leaving a legacy in your will is another way in which you can help. Once you have made a provision to your loved ones, leaving a gift to the church is one of the most valuable and lasting ways to support St John's in its work. You could perhaps discuss this with your family and solicitor when drawing up your will or in keeping it up to date.

The St John's Parochial Church Council  has drawn up a legacy policy which you can see by clicking here.