Generosity and Giving

The Bible tells us that everything we have comes from God.  He is so generous to us, that we want to give back to him.  One way of doing that is to support the Church.  We want to bring God’s love to the people of Bentley more and more.  We believe and trust that God will supply everything we need, and the principal way he does that is through the generous giving of those who worship here at St Peter’s.

If you want to back our vision to make disciples in Bentley, here’s how you can help. 

Click pink link and you will be taken to the Parish Giving Scheme website.  This is a national scheme and you can set up a direct debit from your bank account every month, quarter or once a year.  If you are able to Gift Aid your donation, the PGS will take care of the admin for us.  That makes this method of giving our favourite.  It has the lowest cost and least admin for us to do.  But some people don’t like Direct Debits and that’s OK.  Keep looking, there will be a way that works for you!

Give now by Internet Banking

If you are confident with your banking app, or internet banking, you can make a donation direct to us online.  Our sort code is 40-52-40 and our account number is 00033179.  Some banks ask for the bank name, ours is CAF Bank.  You can make one off, or regular donations this way.  If you pay income tax or capital gains tax and you’d like us to claim that back from the government, call the office and ask for a Gift Aid Form, it really makes a difference.

Finally, if you want to give right now, you can do so online.  This way of giving costs the church the most.  The pink link takes you to Church Suite and you can make a donation there, either one off or a regular gift.

The Church Budget 2021

Take a look at where we’re expecting our income to come from and how we’re planning to spend it in 2021.

Where will the money come from?
FromHow Much
Giving£24,000
Gift Aid£4,500
Legacies£5,000
Community Hall£10,500
Funeral and Wedding Fees£3,000
Grants and subsidies£102,530
Our reserves£7,610
Total£157,140
Where will the money go?
To be spent onHow Much
Staff and their expenses£105,240
The buildings and administration£16,600
The work of the Church£11,810
Our contribution to the wider church£20,000
Total£153,650

As you can see, our biggest source of income is through the grants and subsidies we receive.  Many of these are time limited and without them we would need to reduce our staffing.  We continue to pray every week that God will grow a sustainable church here in Bentley and that he will continue to move people to be generous in general and towards the Church.  If you have any questions about anything you’ve read here, feel free to drop us an email to hello@stpetersbentley.org and we’ll get back to you.