In common with other Anglican Churches St. Matthew's is maintained and run solely at the expense of its parishioners and donors. We are a small rural parish of 400 homes and we have to work hard to keep our church open.
The past few years have been a testing time for everyone and especially for churches. Despite the church being closed for many months during the pandemic we still had on-going expenses and without our fund raising this made paying our bills especially difficult.
All financial assistance is greatly appreciated and goes towards keeping this wonderful country church open for worship, fellowship, and in good repair.
If you would like to donate to the work of the church and its upkeep, we are happy to accept donations, by cheque, or bank transfer to St. Mathew's Church Marstow, Account Number 80803103, Sort Code 20-39-64.
Currently the church needs to raise just over £12,000 per year to cover the costs of maintenance, insurance, electricity, and to pay for the services of our clergy which we share with our neighbouring parishes.
Parish Giving Scheme
The easiest way to donate regularly is via the Parish Giving Scheme which is a 21st century way to provide the church with income. The scheme, which is funded by the Diocese, collects your regular donations together with any Gift Aid entitlements and pays the gross amount to us within ten days. This has enabled our Treasurer to plan for future day to day spending confident that our outgoings will be covered. Donations can be made on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis.
To start the process:
By PHONE you will need your personal bank account details plus -
Church/Parish Name - St. Matthew's Marstow
PGS Parish Code - 180618241
The call Tel. 0333 002 1271
ON-LINE, go to www.parishgiving.org.uk
Please use the search options on the website to find the parish.
The Location is Postcode HR9 6HE
PGS Parish Code is: 180618241
Please contact our Treasurer, Trevor Herbert (phone 01600 890831) for more details.
Gift Aid It
If you are a UK taxpayer you can Gift Aid any donations you make. This means that for every pound you donate the church can claim a further 25p at no extra cost to yourself. Gift Aid is a very significant part of our income.
HOW CAN I HELP?
You might like to support our fundraising efforts and have fun at the same time.
You might like to join our regular donation scheme.
You might like to make a monthly contribution.
You might like to make a one-off contribution.
You might like to consider a legacy.
Tell others about our church.
Our Treasurer, Trevor Herbert, on 01600 890831 will be delighted to hear from you.