St.Martin of Tours
Church Road, Chelsfield, BR6 7SN
© 2021 Chelsfield PCC
Charity Number 1131573
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Giving Appeal 2020
For many years St Martin’s has been blessed by the support it has received from congregation, friends and the wider community for God’s work. The Covid-19 situation has affected us all and the church hasn’t been immune from its consequences. Services were suspended, the Fete and Village Fair were cancelled, and there were no weddings. Although funerals were allowed, the rules around them resulted in very few occurring at St Martin’s.
Obviously this led to a significant reduction in our income. We’ve made every effort to cut our expenditure, both the day to day expenses and larger works, but our income looks likely to be half of what we received last year! The Treasurer, Churchwardens and I are all really concerned at the way our finances are looking, and with the support of the PCC we have launched a giving appeal.
Please have a look at the brochure, link to Giving Appeal brochure , which gives a more detailed explanation of our position and how your contribution will help to sustain the worship and work of the church we love so well in these challenging times. If you’d like to help you can use any of the methods outlined below.
If there’s anything you’d like to discuss with me please email me or give me a ring, or you could speak to the Treasurer or one of the Churchwardens. All the details for this are on our ‘Contact Us’ page.
With every blessing,
Yours in Christ
You can donate in the following ways:
Regular giving – set up a Standing Order with your bank to give the church a set amount each month, or once a year. It’s simple and safe, and the church will benefit from all of the money, as it doesn’t incur the administration costs of online giving.
One-off donation – if you’re not able to commit to giving something each month, but you’d like to make a donation to help us at this difficult time, you can -
Make a bank transfer - to the church bank account
To set up a standing order or make a one-off donation by bank transfer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll send you more details. [We hope you will understand that, given the proliferation of scammers, we are reluctant to publish our bank details.]
Donate online - via GiveALittle via the Blue ‘Donate’ button below. The provider makes a small admin charge but you can still Gift Aid your donation.
Send us a cheque - to The Rector or Treasurer - contact Details
Giving in cash – although this is difficult at the moment with the restrictions around Coronavirus, as soon as it’s possible to do so, the brown & blue Free Will Offering envelopes will be made available in church for you to donate cash. Please place in the donations box (on the table in the church by the entrance).
By ‘online’ donation
You can donate ‘online’ through a link to a secure website operated by ‘GiveaLittle’ - just click the Donate button. This is Ideal for ‘one off’ donations and you can still add Gift Aid if you pay tax.
If you wish to contribute to St.Martins’ main supported Charity, Christian Aid, you may do so through St.Martin’s, with no deducted admin charges, by Bank Transfer, see above, just add the letters CAW as a reference to your donation.