Many people do not realize that the church is funded by what its members give.
Finances have been difficult for many (including the parish) during the Covid Pandemic, and they continue to be challenging with inflation increasing and prices rising. Nevertheless, many church members continue to give generously to the work of the church.
It is this regular giving by ordinary church members that enables the church to appropriately fund itself and its activities and in turn enabling the church to give to and support others.
The Biblical principles are that we should give a tithe, a tenth or 10% of our income to God (through the church) and give to the poor.
Tithing is clearly easier for those with more disposable income than it is for those who struggle to make ends meet. But it seems that Jesus rejected legalism – the intention, therefore, should be to give to God, through the church, what delights and pleases him.
It doesn’t matter how much that is – Jesus commended the widow who put into the temple treasury two small copper coins. In God’s economy it is not how much you give that counts it is where you put it! In Jesus’ hands one boy’s lunch of five rolls and two fish fed a crowd of many thousands.
We are a church together, we are in this together and the conversation of how much you should put in Jesus’ hands to delight and please him is one only you can have with God!
New to St John’s or time to review your giving?
If you are new to St John’s and haven’t yet joined the giving scheme but would like to do so please see “Ways to give” (below).
Ways to give
Online bank Transfers and Regular Bankers Orders
For online bank transfers and regular bankers orders. Please complete the form found here appropriately and use the details below for instructions to your bank.
|Business Account Name
|St Johns Hollington Parochial Church Council
|BP (for Building Project) or G (for General Fund)
Please complete form found here
Cheques can be made payable to St John’s Hollington PCC. Please write General Fund or Building Project on the back and send to
St John the Evangelist,
Upper Church Road,
St Leonards on Sea
If you are a UK taxpayer you can boost your giving by 25p for every £1 given by completing the gift aid form found here.
Some information on leaving a legacy https://www.churchofengland.org/resources/building-generous-church/enabling-giving/giving-mechanisms/legacy
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this and for your continued partnership in building the Kingdom of God.