Both The Holy Innocents' Church Gt Barton and St Peter's Church Thurston have joined The Parish Giving Scheme (PGS). Each year it costs more to ensure that our Churches can remain open to everyone, when needed. In order to do this with declining congregations, we hope you will consider joining the PGS and give a regular amount to support your Church. If you would like more information on how you can join this scheme please contact our Parish Giving Scheme co-ordinator at: firstname.lastname@example.org or the PGS website: Parish Giving Scheme
The Parish Giving Scheme (PGS) is a direct-debit system originally developed by the Diocese of Gloucester to provide a professional, effective donation management system to support parishes in funding their mission and ministry.
The Parish Giving Scheme has attracted considerable interest from around the Church and has been adopted as the preferred way of giving by the National Stewardship Committee. The PGS is a charitable company owned by participating Dioceses.
It is anticipated that in the next few years more than half of dioceses will be using the scheme. It could be processing annual donations of over £50 million, from around 70,000 donors, and claiming more than £10 million each year in Gift Aid.