At St Margaret’s, we believe that we should not store up treasures on earth which don’t last, but treasures in heaven.
‘For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also’ (Matthew 6.19-21)
Like many churches in the UK, St Margaret’s faces an ongoing challenge to raise the necessary funds to allow it to minister to the community in Warnham.
Our normal expenditure averages out at some £10,300 per month. This sustains the ministry we aim to provide within the whole of the Parish of Warnham. We also have a beautiful, historic building
to maintain and we face significant expenses in 2015 as we address essential renovation work to the Church Tower and the North Aisle.
Clearly there are costs in running any church community whether it is administration, clergy support, staffing, worship materials or equipment. What we really want to do is to extend the kingdom of God through discipleship and mission but in doing so we need to be able to meet our costs.
Currently our average monthly income amounts to some £9,600, a shortfall that is eating in to our reserves. Congregational giving is vital to the life and growth of any church.
We would love you to join us in this, to give what you feel called to give, We ask all regular tax paying givers to ‘gift aid’ their offering as the Government will then return to the Church a tax refund increasing your giving by 25%.
The easiest way to make your gifts is through our Parish Giving Scheme which allows you to make a regular payment to us from your bank account. Gift Aid is added automatically so this method of giving is the simplest for us, administratively. We do, however, operate alternative ways to help you make your gifts.
Please contact our Planned Giving Coordinator, Roy Boud, to arrange the best option to suit your circumstances - firstname.lastname@example.org
‘All things come from you O Lord, and of your own do we give you’ (1 Chronicles 29.14)
We also welcome legacy income. This extra source of income is a vital way of helping towards the inevitable additional expenditure that arises in maintaining the fabric of our Church and