Mildenhall Anglican Church

Parish Giving Scheme ( PGS)

Thank you to everyone who has taken time to transfer to this scheme. It

is making paperwork more stream-lined and helping (for example Gift Aid is claimed and added for us within 9 days).

St.Mary’s were in the top 5 in the Diocese for take up – perhaps we can get to the top. (This aside it will be really advantageous to have as many people as possible on the PGS)

We have been able to set up a standing order for £1,000 monthly from

the money given by PGS to go towards the Centenary Share payment.

However, we still need to set aside some money from PGS donations

for insurance costs. Please can you see Jean about signing a mandate which will allow us to set aside insurance money from your PGS gift.

If anyone would like to find out more about the PGS – please ask Jean Bates or Brian Sulman. Packs are

available which explain some of the advantages, how it works and how to apply.

Online giving

To make giving easier for people who use the internet – please see St. Mary's church, Mildenhall facebook page or ask Jean or Jeanette.

At the moment this is set up to give to the Tower Fund/Building Fund Appeal.

Please see Stephanie for envelopes and gift aid information.

Let's each of us pray and listen to God's prompting as we think about our giving.

Direct giving

We are gratefully for all the different ways that you give to the church.

Rather than find cash, if it is easier for you to give directly- please ask Sue for the bank details. -This could be to the general fund, or to the building fund.  It is also possible to set up a direct debit to the covenant fund.  For tax payers there is also a confidential gift aid form that will enable the tax to be claimed back on any of your gifts to enhance your gift by 25%.

Thank you.

Gift Aid

Donating through gift aid means charities can claim an extra 25p for every pound you give from the UK government. And it doesn't cost you any extra.

21% of people say they have never heard about gift aid, and a further 25% say they know next to little about it. Charities have claimed more than £12bn from the government since the scheme started, but more than £750bn of gift aid goes unclaimed every year

It doesn't cost you a penny all we need is for you fill in a form with your name and address. Please see Stephanie or Sue