Giving

St Nicholas Church invites you to help, financially.

The Church of England, nationally, has a great deal of money but this wealth for the most part supports its central administration, its cathedrals and those working outside its parishes. Whilst a parish may be given some help from central funds for the most part each parish church has to provide for itself.

St Nicholas’ running costs are about £3800 per week. This includes the stipend (or pay) and pension of our clergy; maintenance of the church and churchyard; running the parish office; and our contribution to the Diocese of Rochester to train new clergy and lay ministers.

Whilst we have some investments and endowment income we are dependent on what is given by those who feel they belong to St Nicholas. We ask that those who feel they belong to St Nicholas give regularly even if they do not manage to come to church every week. Standing orders are critical.  The church calls this regular giving ‘stewardship’.

Religiously speaking stewardship is about being good stewards of what God has given us and part of being good stewards is looking after the building, the sacred space, that was built for us hundreds of years ago.

St Nicholas Church invites you to help, financially.

Standing orders etc. are treated as confidential and known only to the Stewardship Recorder and Treasurer. Donations may be made:

(a)         in the collection bowl at services

(b)         by sending a cheque payable to ‘St Nicholas Chislehurst PCC’ to the Parish Office

(c)         by internet banking

(d)        through regular giving by standing order or payroll giving

(e)         by credit/debit card or Apple Pay. This facility is available at the 9.30 service in the church on Sundays, except for the First Sunday when it is available in the Hall.

(f)         by text. Just text STNX01 followed by the amount you wish to donate to 70070. So, to donate £5 send STNX01 £5 to 70070.

St Nicholas Church is a registered charity, so we can reclaim the tax you have paid on sums given to the Church, if you make a Gift Aid Declaration. For more details on please contact the PCC Treasurer (Peter Ridge, 020 8467 5453) or email the Parish Office at parish.church@stnicholas-chislehurst.org.uk

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. (From the Bible 2 Corinthians 9 verses 11 and 12)