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Christ Church Ainsworth

Church Finances

Each of us must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9:7

The supension of church services owing to the COVID-19 lockdown leaves a hole in all of our lives but also, unfortunately, in parish finances.

There are no envelopes or collections in church and the cancellation of the Spring Fair means that our income has reduced dramatically. In fact, the income upon which we can rely is now less than our regular expenses.

We are very much aware that some may be facing financial hardship and uncertainty. However, if they can afford it, we are asking members of our congregation and other supporters to:

  • Make a direct donation to church through online banking. 

  • Send a cheque to the vicarage (made payable to 'Christ Church Ainsworth PCC) or, if passing the vicarage when taking daily exercise, drop off their giving envelope.
  • Even better, consider setting up a monthly standing order. This is a tried and trusted method of making regular donations to charities and some members of the congregation already make their regular offering in this way.

  • If none of these appeal, set aside their offering for when we can worship in our church building again. 

Standing orders can be set up or direct offerings made to church via online banking. Further details are available from Geoff Whittle on geoffreywhittle@btinternet.com or 01204 385452. If prefered, a standing order form for posting directly to your bank can be downloaded here.

Remember, financially supporting the God-given mission of the Church is a deeply spiritual issue, a holy obligation, an act of faith and trust. There are numerous occasions in scripture where God promises to meet the needs of those who, in faith and trust, put him first.

Christ Church Ainsworth © 2020