Support St Mary’s

How can I give?

set up a Standing Order with your Bank
Simply download and fill in our Gift Aid and Standing Order Form and hand it in at church or drop it off at the Rectory
setup monthly giving online - coming soon
Online is easy and convenient - set up a regular payment with your card free using N
N will reclaim Gift Aid for the church and make no charge.
Alternatively if you want to manage all your charitable giving (not just St Mary’s) for a small fee, set up an account with Stewardship and direct debit via our page
open an account with Stewardship
With this option you can manage all your giving to different charities conveniently from one place for a small fee.
Set up a Stewardship account online, or download and send off an Open Stewardship Account Form and Stewardship Direct Debit Form
give on Sundays
Give during the Offering collection by cash or cheque payable to St Mary’s PCC - please complete the Weekly Giving Envelopes Set Request Form
make a one-off donation
do this easily online at with your card - click through to our page
fundraise for us - coming soon
Decide on an exciting challenge, then set up your own online Page at BT mydonate (just click ‘start fundraising’ create your account and search for ‘st mary’s meppershall’ - there are a lot of St Mary’s! Ask your friends to support you! Have fun and let us know so we can support you too…
celebrate someone special - someone you've lost, or a special occasion - coming soon
Celebrate the life of someone you love with a page in their memory, or celebrate another occasion such as a birth, birthday, wedding, anniversary, baptism etc. An advantage of our mydonate page is that it’s free - there are no charges for donations.

Go to our page at BT’s free service mydonate Choose ‘start fundraising’ and then ‘celebrate someone special’.

All you need to do is share the page’s web address with family and friends who might appreciate an opportunity to donate - send round an email.

For a funeral, some people might prefer to make a donation instead of sending flowers. An In Memory Page is a special way of remembering someone.

If you’re planning a funeral, it helps to arrange for your Page’s details to be printed on the Order of Service
leave a Legacy - make a lasting difference
Give a lasting gift from your Will.
Legacy gifts are a special opportunity to develop the mission and ministry of St Mary’s.
Find out more at the Church of England Legacy Website or talk to the Vicar.
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About giving to St Mary's

Thank you for thinking about supporting the work of St Mary’s.
We seek to advance God’s kingdom and bear witness to His love shown in Jesus
  • in the ministry of word and sacrament
  • in teaching and pastoral care
  • in service to the community and those in need

Give yourself

Each of us is a unique creation - with personality, skills and talents to offer God’s kingdom. You can help our mission and ministry in the village and beyond by volunteering with us and making a real difference: the gift of you, the gift of time.

Give financially

Everything helps - St Mary’s receives no external financial support. We depend on people’s giving for our work to grow, and to maintain our building and churchyard for the community. We want to reflect the generosity of Jesus our Saviour who gave himself for us.

How much should I give?

You could pray, and then decide how much it would be right for you to give.
What about Tithing?
Tithing (giving 10%) was suggested in the Old Testament.

‘Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,’ says the Lord Almighty, ‘and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.’ Malachi 3:10

Being good stewards requires us to decide what we will do with all that God has entrusted to us. We say in our Service at the offertory time "All things come from you, and of your own do we give you".

This reminds us that all that we have is sourced from God's provision.

In the New Testament we are encouraged to give of time, skills and money to support the work of the church and that of other charities that build God's kingdom.

Most of the money given will probably be from our regular income, but we might want to consider also, from time to time, whether we want to do something extra from savings.

General Synod encourages church members to set a target of giving 5% of their income to and through the church, and a further 5% to other organizations that help build God’s kingdom. In fact, sometimes people simply cannot afford that much. Others may be able to give more

Gift Aid

Under the Inland Revenue's Gift Aid scheme, St Mary’s is entitled to reclaim the basic rate of tax on gifts by UK taxpayers. This means that, if you are a UK taxpayer, your gift will increase at no extra cost to you. Find out more about Gift Aid.

Regular monthly giving is really helpful
David Bartlett, Treasurer
Christ has no body now on earth
but yours,
no hands but yours,
no feet but yours,
yours are the eyes through
which Christ's compassion
is to look out to the earth,
yours are the feet by which He is
to go about doing good
and yours are the hands by
which He is to bless us now.

St Teresa of Avila

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