St. Nicholas Church is a stewardship parish.
Christian stewardship is the response we make to God in gratitude for who He is and what He has done for us as Creator and Redeemer. We regard our lives, our power and possessions as gifts from God to be enjoyed and used in His service to meet the needs of others. We aim to be stewards of the Gospel and to share in Christ’s mission to the world.
Our 2012 Stewardship Programme ‘Graciously Giving for God’ highlighted how every parish church must now pay for its own costs without help from the Church of England centrally.
Our running costs are about £3,800 per week. This includes the stipend and pension costs of our clergy, maintaining the church and churchyard (always expensive with an historic building), running the parish office and a contribution to the Diocese of Rochester towards the costs of training clergy and lay ministers.
We have some investment and endowment income, and income from fees, but most of our income is given by church members through their stewardship.
All donations to the church are assumed to be confidential and known only to the Stewardship Recorder and Gift Aid Secretary.
Donations may be made in the collection bowl at services, or by sending a cheque payable to ‘St Nicholas Chislehurst PCC’ to the Parish Office (address above). To arrange a donation by internet banking, or to arrange regular giving through the stewardship scheme, using weekly envelopes, a bank standing order, or payroll giving please contact the PCC Treasurer or email the Parish Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
St Nicholas Church is a registered charity, so it can reclaim the income tax or capital gains tax you have paid on sums given to the Church, if you make a Gift Aid Declaration. Please contact the PCC Treasurer for details.
For more information please contact:
Peter Ridge, PCC Treasurer (020 8295 3397)
Peter Ridge, Finance Committee Chair (020 8295 3397)
“You will be enriched in every way for your great generosity, which will produce thanksgiving to God through us; for the rendering of this ministry not only supplies the needs of the saints but also overflows with many thanksgivings to God.”
2 Corinthians 9 verses 11 and 12