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18 August 2019

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0D556067 645A 48A1 8008 98180453B4D9 4 5005 cOn behalf of the Parochial Church Council for Holy Innocents Church Gt Barton and St Peter’s Church Thurston, we would like to inform you of a new initiative, which will allow you to support your local church. Most people at some point in their lives look to the church for guidance and comfort.

As you may be aware there is no national 'central pot' from which we can draw from to share our faith, serve our communities and routinely maintain our beloved Church. As such, we are fully funded by generous donations from our local community. A large percentage of this is support by planned givers; this ensures regular income and enables our PCC to budget effectively and with confidence. In order to provide for all we do within the Benefice we currently need to raise £1000 each week for each Church. To ensure our mission, ministry and community outreach are funded; we are continually looking at how we can achieve the funding of our Parish Share.

As a member of the Parish, we kindly ask that you consider joining the Parish Giving Scheme (PGS), which is backed by both our PCC and Bishop Martin. This Direct Debit scheme allows monthly, quarterly or annual donations. Simply by donating in this way we would benefit in the following ways:

  • Improves our cash flow

  • Reduces time spent on paperwork

  • Offers you the opportunity to annually review your gift in line with inflation

  • Enables us to receive Gift Aid each month, uplifting eligible gifts by 25%

If you would like to join the PGS or if you have any additional questions, please get in touch with either,
Pat Sadler on 07552 234443 or email patsadler@hotmail.com, for St Peter's
Tim Frost on 01284 787442 0r email timfr0st@yahoo.co.uk for Holy Innocents
Below are links to the PGS form that can be completed for each church and returned to either Pat Sadler or Tim Frost. Or they can be sent directly to:

Parish Giving Scheme, 76 Kingsholm Road, Gloucester, GL1 3BD

We thank you for taking the time to read this letter and look forward to speaking to you soon.
Yours in the Service of God

Pat Sadler (Church Warden)

Tim Frost (Church Warden)

Please ensure you complete the application for the church you wish to support.