Why should I give to Holy Trinity, Prestwood?

Holy Trinity relies on the generosity of its congregation for its survival and development. We receive no external funding, such as grants from government, local council or the Church. This is why we need to ask you to think about how much you can give to us.

How much does it cost to run Holy Trinity, Prestwood?

Holy Trinity needs over £150,000 of income each year—that’s more than £2,500 each week. This pays for items like clergy, music, children’s work, and all the costs of ministry; heating, lighting, printing, postage, repairs and insurance. These may not all sound exciting, but it all has to be paid for! Don’t forget that all these bills need to be paid for the six days a week that you don’t come to Church, and for the Sundays that you aren’t here.

...in Prestwood.

Holy Trinity, Prestwood has launched 'Have an Impact'. We need to raise £10,000 in additional regular income to continue to maintain our presence and impact as a church serving the community. As outlined at the AGM, we hope to increase regular giving by £5,000 from members of our congregation over the next month and by £5,000 by appealing to the wider community over the course of this year. If you have a Standing Order and you are able to increase it, please pick up a form from the back of the church or speak to Gill or Nigel Bicknell.

If you are a new regular giver please get started by scanning the QR Code, and signing up to the Parish Giving Scheme—a secure online way to support us.

Pick up or downlaod a copy of the 'Have an Impact' brochure to find out more.

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You can give regularly through the Parish Giving Scheme.  The Parish Giving Scheme (PGS) is a secure, established service for managing Direct Debit donations, designed to support churches to fund their mission and ministry. 

We would like you to make a regular monthly payment, as this helps us to plan ahead for the year. A sizable proportion of us give between £50 and £250 per month, with some giving less and some giving more. We all need to give proportionately to support the work of our church. This means thinking about what other costs we have in our lives, and valuing our church and its life sensibly within that. 

The PGS makes it possible for donors to:

  • Donate monthly, quarterly or annually by Direct Debit
  • Sign up to inflation-linked giving annually
  • Enhance your gift to your church by having Gift Aid at 25% added to your giving
  • Give securely and donate anonymously, if you prefer

Start Giving with PGS

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HOLY TRINITY, PRESTWOOD 200 CLUB

The Parish Church of Holy Trinity in Prestwood provides a spiritual and social focus for the villages of Prestwood and Great Kingshill and is doing its best to widen the scope and appeal of its activities. Currently, including our contributions to the Diocese of Oxford, it costs around £130,000 p.a. to provide the services and activities in the Church, and the Hall and Cottage.

We would now like to start building up our funds – firstly, so that our incomings and outgoings are not so closely matched, and secondly, to look to the future of Holy Trinity and what it could provide to the community in the future.

With those aims in mind we are now launching a 200 Club which will not only give us a much needed income but also give you the chance to win prizes too!

On the first Sunday of each month a draw will take place when 40% of the fund will be distributed as prizes:-

One prize of 10% of the fund to a maximum of £100

Two prizes of 5% of the fund to a maximum of £50 each

AND as many £25 prizes to bring the prize fund up to the 40%

You may buy as many shares in the fund as you wish – though it is called a 200 Club we will not be stopping at 200 shares if the demand is higher – in fact, the more the merrier – more prizes, more funds for the Church!

If you would like to take part, please read the Rules on the next page and fill out the Application Form and post it to the Church Office and send your completed Standing Order Form (printed with the application form) to your bank.

Download the Application Form.

 

People make gifts to our church for all sorts of reasons. It may be in memory of a loved one, or to give thanks. You may want to support our work because you've heard about or seen for yourself our impact in the community. For whatever reason we are grateful for your gift and thank you for joining in with what God is doing here.

You can easily make a one-off donation securely here:

Once you have made provision for your loved ones, you have the opportunity to make a lasting gift to Holy Trinity, Prestwood by leaving a legacy to the church. A gift in your Will is one of the most valuable and lasting ways you can continue to support our mission and ministry within your community. Unless otherwise specified, legacies to Holy Trinity, Prestwood are placed in a special legacies fund that we use for capital investment in new projects. We don't use legacies to fund day-to-day running costs

A gift can be an expression of your gratitude and thanksgiving towards God, and will help transform our future.

Find out More about Church Legacies

Contact us to discuss a legacy

Our work continues, but our income is now significantly reduced. Please support us by donating securely online and help fund the work of Holy Trinity, Prestwood.

The Parochial Church Council of the Ecclesiastical Parish of Holy Trinity, Prestwood is a registered charity, no. 1129233.

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