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Has your Church signed up to the Parish Giving Scheme?

One of the really important ways that each of us lives our faith and participates in the mission of the Church is through the act of giving.

While there is joy in the spontaneity of a one-off gift when the Spirit moves us, it is regular giving that offers a prayerful expression of faith in action.

Regular giving sustains our church and helps us to plan for the future. That is why the Diocese of Ely is a member of the Parish Giving Scheme (PGS); and it is why more than 170 of our churches (at the time of writing) are actively using the PGS in their parishes.

Regular Giving

The team at PGS makes it safe and easy for donors to give regularly, and just as safe and easy for churches to receive.

Every pound donated can be put to Christian service in the community, free from time-consuming admin for church staff and volunteers. There’s also an option for donors to increase their gift annually to keep pace with the rising cost of living, with the peace of mind that donations can be adjusted at any time if personal circumstances change.

UK taxpayers can opt to add Gift Aid, increasing the value of their donation by 25%, which PGS collects from HM Revenue and Customs on the church’s behalf.

A New Online Process

Now, with the addition of a simple and secure online process, there are three easy ways to donate to a church through the PGS.

Donors can:

  • set up a Direct Debit online
  • donate by telephone
  • fill in a gift form and post it to PGS.

Donors wishing to make use of the new online service from PGS can simply visit, find their church (parish) using the easy search tool, and follow a few simple steps to set up a donation securely.

Alternatively, donors can set up a regular gift by phoning the PGS team on 0333 002 1271 (Monday to Friday, 9-5pm).

If you have any questions, or want to know more about signing-up your church (free of charge) to the Parish Giving Scheme, please contact Martin Kenward by email at

Page last updated: Wednesday 15th May 2024 6:30 AM
First published on: 14th May 2024
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