Parish Giving Scheme

Dear Friends, like many other charities, our much valued Parish Churches in the Benefice are facing a significant reduction in income and giving as a result of not being able receive collections during our Sunday and other services, and also having to cancel fundraising events because of the virus. Whilst we are doing all that we can to mitigate our expenses we cannot reduce them entirely and so are reliant on all of you to continue to give generously to your church.

One of the easiest and most efficient ways to do this is via the “Parish Giving Scheme” this allows individual donors to set up a regular gift to the parish of their choice by Direct Debit.

You can now do this quickly and efficiently (it normally takes around 15 minutes) simply by calling the following telephone number: 0333 002 1271

You will need to have the following information to hand:

• Personal bank account details

• The name of the parish you wish to donate to (see below)

• You will need to confirm if they want to increase their gift in line with inflation each year (if you can please say ‘Yes’)

• Confirm if you are eligible for Gift Aid

• The PGS code for Stoke-by-Clare, St John the Baptist – 330633189

Alternatively you can also sign up online:

Once you have signed up you will receive written confirmation (by email or post) of your Direct Debit, including details of the parish you are supporting, the amount of your gift and the date of your first donation.

If you are already signed up to the Parish Giving Scheme, Thank You. Should you wish to make any changes to the amount you currently give you can notify a member of the PGS team by phone 0333 002 1260, email [email protected] or in writing to “Parish Giving Scheme, 76 Kingsholm Road, Gloucester GL1 3BD