During the Covid-19 pandemic all churches have been closed and our services have had to go online. This does not allow anyone to be able to donate to the church as they normally would through putting cash or Gift Aid envelopes into the collection plate. Meanwhile, most of the costs of upkeep for the church and the clergy remain as before. As a result, it is likely that we will have a significant funding shortfall this year.
Many of you already make regular donations to the church through your bank by standing order or direct debit, with Gift Aid when you can. (Details available from the PCC Treasurer Paul Symes or Jeremy Stafford-Smith). Importantly this now represents our main source of income and we are very grateful to all such donors.
To supplement these options for making donations to the church, we have now set up Text Giving which you can do from your mobile phone. You will also be able to Gift Aid it, if you are able to, by following the instructions on the reply text confirming your gift.
We are also looking to set up an online donation facility in the near future.
Text STPETERSHBT 5 to 70085 to donate £5
Texts cost £5 plus one standard rate message
If you wish to donate more change the number i.e.
to donate £10 text STPETERSHBT 10
to donate £20 text STPETERSHBT 20
If you would like to donate (e.g.£5) BUT do not wish to receive marketing communications, text STPETERSHBTNOINFO 5 to 70085.