<span style="font-size: 1rem;">During the closure of our churches we have continued to receive income from many of our congregations via </span><span style="font-size: 1rem;">the Parish Giving Scheme (</span><span style="font-size: 1rem;">PGS) (and in some cases by standing order into our account); but in the case of those who give at services that income has temporarily ceased. However, our expenses mostly haven’t ceased, so the amount in our churches’ current bank account is dwindling quite rapidly. </span>
If the giver is a taxpayer, and authorises their payments to be made under the Gift Aid scheme, the churches will receive 25% more that the giver pays in. <span style="font-size: 1rem;">It is easy to stop, reduce or increase regular payments through PGS when the need arises.</span>
If you prefer, the amount you give doesn’t have to be identified to you.
There is no management charge payable to PGS by either the giver or our churches.
To try out PGS please either phone our treasurer Greg; or if you prefer you can (during lockdown) phone PGS direct to set up your regular payment. If you wish to contact PGS direct their number is 0333 002 1271 and you will need the PGS code for Mabe and Ponsanooth; it is 390639025.
If you would like to catch up with payments which have been suspended since the churches have been closed please phone Greg to discuss which method of payment would be best for you.
There is lots more information available online.
<span style="font-size: 1rem;">PS. Did you know that if you renew your house insurance through Ecclesiastical Insurance they will make a one-off payment of £150 to your parish?</span>