Belonging to any church means learning to see the benefit of giving of ourselves to that Christian community and the other people within it. This includes our time and talents but also our money. Making a regular financial contribution to the work of the local church is not only part of our response to God’s generosity but also a very practical way of standing shoulder to shoulder with one another and demonstrating our commitment and support.

Why Give?

Giving is an essential part of our worship.

What will my giving fund?

As set out in our budget, we plan to spend some £177,000 in 2017.

Area Budget What will the money be used for?
London Diocese £53,600 This is money we contribute towards the cost of having a full-time vicar and accessing diocesan services.
Ministry Support £42,400 This is what we spend on worship services, clergy expenses, our administrator & centre manager, our intern and resources to support our ministry.
Buildings £29,000 This is what we spend on utilities, insurance, cleaning and maintenance.
Children and Families £38,700 This is what we spend on employing our Children’s & Families’ Community Worker, our trainee Youth-worker and our work among children, young people and families in and outside the church.
World Mission £13,500 This is what we spend on our various world mission partners and projects and supporting specific appeals relating to relief and development.


How to Give?

A Standing Order is the best way to give financially to the ministry at St Paul’s. You can use the following details to set up an automatic payment from your bank account:

Sort Code: 30-93-80
Account No: 01866006
Reference: Your Surname and Initials

Alternatively, you can complete this standing order mandate, and send it to your bank (not the Church, please).

If you pay tax, please make sure you have completed a Gift Aid form and returned it to the Treasurer, via the church office – it adds £2.50 to every £10 you donate at no extra cost to yourself!

Further information about Gift Aid can be found at:









“When I take the risk of giving generously, I discover that I really can trust God to take care of me – but I have to get my feet wet first.”

John Ortberg

(John Ortberg is a Christian author, speaker, and senior pastor of Menlo Park Presbyterian Church in Menlo Park, California – see