Three Rivers Mission Community

The Parish Giving Scheme


Each should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion,

for God loves a cheerful giver.  2 Corinthians 9:6


What is the Parish Giving Scheme?

  • A tool designed to support planned giving in the local church. 
  • A simple and effective means for people to donate to their church by regular Direct Debit payments on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis.


Background and key figures

  • Developed by the Diocese of Gloucester; gifted to the national Church of England in 2014.
  • A charitable company owned by participating Dioceses – currently 13.
  • Last year, over £9.9 million was donated to churches through the PGS, including £1.93m in Gift Aid.
  • The Diocese of Exeter officially launched the scheme in March 2015, following a successful pilot.
  • We currently have 164 parishes registered across the Diocese.  In November 2016, 1,599 donations were received by parishes via the scheme, totalling £116,854.


Benefits for the Parish

The Parish Giving Scheme is designed entirely to benefit parishes, helping churches to plan for the future.

  • No cost to the parish.
  • Resources and support provided by the diocesan Mission Resources Team.
  • Reduction in administration for the PCC Treasurer: Gift Aid is automatically processed, and the need to handle large amounts of cash and envelopes is reduced.
  • Increased cash flow: donations, plus Gift Aid, returned to the church bank account within a short period.
  • Donors can opt to increase their giving annually in line with inflation.


Benefits for the donor

  • Can be used for donations of any size – and gifts can be adjusted at any time, no questions asked.
  • You will be supporting your church regularly – even if you miss the odd Sunday service!
  • No need for loose change or envelopes – token provided.
  • Effective Gift Aid administration.
  • Option to increase gift annually with inflation.
  • Option to be an anonymous donor.

If you wish to discuss this scheme confidentially please speak to the Church Treasurer or Revd David Sayle.

Halwell St Leonard

Diocese of Exeter

PGS Parish Code: 15103551

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