Supporting St Andrew’s
The weekly work of St Andrew's is only possible due to the time and resources kindly offered by our community.
The PCC (Parochial Church Council) of St Andrew's is fully committed to utilising every resource available to us as a church. This includes fundraising events, grant applications, hiring out the Church space, and the contributions made from the congregation. Contrary to popular belief, Church of England parishes don't receive funding from the State. We are self-sufficient.
If you would like to give financially to St Andrew's, there are two main ways in which you can do this:
Parish Giving Scheme
The Parish Giving Scheme is our preferred scheme.
The Parish Giving Scheme is a way of regularly giving by direct debit to St Andrew's. This scheme is recognised by the Church of England. It's easy to set up and you can cancel at anytime.
If you are a UK taxpayer, Parish Giving will also add 25% Gift Aid (paid by the Government) to your donation automatically. Your donation will only be visible to our Parish Administrator, or you can make it anonymous when you sign up.
One time online donation
If you'd like to give a one off donation to St Andrew's, you can do this securely online by clicking the button below. We use the charity Virgin Money Giving for this service.
If you are a UK taxpayer you can request that Gift Aid (paid by the Government) is applied to your donation which adds another 25%. Virgin Money Giving will do all the work to pass this aid to the Church.
Each person should give what they have decided in their heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9:7
St Andrew’s Church Homeless Project
To enable us to provide for our guests throughout the year, we welcome any of the following items at any point throughout the year:
Tinned fruit (pineapple, pear, prunes…)
Rice (preferably basmati)
Pasta (NOT spaghetti or lasagne)
Sunflower / olive oil
Chocolate for baking
Dried fruit (sultanas, raisins, currants, dates etc)
Pot noodles (popular on our foodbank)
Toiletries / underwear
Toothpaste & toothbrushes
Socks (in good condition or new)
NEW underpants for men & women
£5 phone top-up vouchers or eg Tesco £5 gift cards
Financial support towards purchase of disposable containers, cutlery, mugs, bags etc.