ST MARY REDCLIFFE CHURCH

Christian Giving

 

Giving is born of grace. It is an obedient, grateful response to God's gift in creation and in Christ, and the commands of Scripture. Christians are called to be generous in every aspect of their lives, in terms of hospitality, time and skills as well as money.

 

In 2 Corinthians 8-9 Paul teaches that we should give:

 

  • Sacrificially (8:1,2), embracing  real, personal cost
  • Generously (8:3-7), aiming high
  • Gratefully (8:8,9), mindful of Jesus' giving of himself for us
  • Fully (8:10-12), seeing it through, according to our means
  • Compassionately(8:13-15),to help those in greater need
  • Carefully (8:16-24), exercising good stewardship of God's gifts
  • Actually (9:1-5), not simply making promises or intentions
  • Freely (9:6,7), without compulsion or reluctance but cheerfully
  • Confidently (9:8-11), trusting God to supply our genuine needs
  • Purposefully (9:12-17), to the glory of God.

 

Loving Father,

You have made us your people,

richly provided us with good gifts, and called us to live for you; may gratitude be in our hearts; may generosity be in our hands; may justice and righteousness guide our feet;

and may the life of your Kingdom and the joy of Heaven be found among us.

Amen

Ways of Giving

 

Standing order

 

Regular, automatic payments direct from your bank account. Download and complete the form and return to the Parish Office.

 

Envelope Scheme

 

Pledge to give an amount each week in numbered envelopes. Contact us for a form or download one from our website.

 

GiftAid

 

If you are a UK taxpayer, complete the form overleaf and all regular and one-off donations you make in future will be worth an extra 25% to us, at no cost to you!

 

One-off Donations

 

We welcome one-off donations if you feel unable to give regularly, or in addition to your planned giving. If giving by cheque please make it payable to St. Mary Redcliffe PCC. You can also donate online via our JustGiving page:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can also donate by text

 

Text SMRC13 £10 to 70070 to donate to SMR and make a difference today. JustTextGiving by Vodafone.

 

A Gift in your Will

 

For centuries our Church has benefited from legacies and gifts to maintain its work and presence in the city and community. Please consider remembering the Church in your Will.

 

Further information

 

If you would like to know more about planned giving please ask a members of the clergy or contact the Parish Office:

Tel: 0117 231 0060

Email: parish.office@stmaryredcliffe.co.uk

Supporting St Mary Redcliffe

 

We live in challenging but exciting times: in 2013 our church adopted an ambitious vision to release our potential as a beacon of God's kingdom.

 

"...the church is actively seeking out and working with other faith and community groups to tackle all kinds of social, economic and environmental problems..."

 

Maximising our income is vital if we are to achieve our vision, and grow in ambition and reach. Planned regular giving by our congregation is a crucial part of our income and enables us to:

 

  • Develop our work in the local community including FaithSpace, Redcliffe Care and a range of activity groups.
  • Support the whole Diocese through the Parish Share.
  • Fund mission work at home and overseas, and support organisations that help the vulnerable and marginalised
  • Develop our facilities to further our mission and vision

 

Please do consider prayerfully if you can support us through regular giving, and if you already give, review annually.

 

There are also many ways in which you can give your time and talents in service of the Church and community, just ask us!

 

Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. 7 Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

 

2 Corinthians 9:6-7

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