We want everyone to be involved. It’s an important value, and as part of the church family and the body of Christ we invite everyone to give their time, gifts and money to the church and its ministry here in Brentford.

The Parish and its ministry rely on income, which comprises of your financial gifts and income from hirers who use our buildings. We don’t receive any money from the Church of England; in fact we pay them each year! This year we are paying them £85,200 but when we have had an Associate that goes up to over £100K.

We don’t just want you to give to support the ministry of our Parish, but because you believe it’s an important part of your faith….

HOW YOU CAN GIVE

Through the Parish Giving Scheme (PGS)


The PGS is a simple way for you to give to the parish that gives you easy control over how and what you give. You can also choose to give anonymously and to increase your giving annually in line with inflation if you would prefer.

There are two ways to set up a regular gift:

printing out the attached PGS Gift form, completing, signing (after reading the Information Sheet) and mailing it to The Parish Giving Scheme, 76, Kingsholm Road, Gloucester GL1 3BD; or

using the New Telephone Service which takes the place of the paper form; for further details please refer to the attached note; while on the phone to a PGS administrator, you will be asked for the PGS code for the Parish of Brentford which is 230623226.

Gift form
PGS Information pages
PGS New Telephone Service

Pay online

Donate via Churchsuite

BACS transfer

For a one off gift please use the following bank account details:

Payee Name: St Paul’s Parish Centre
A/c Number: 60982261
Sort code: 20-72-33
Bank: Barclays Bank

By Card

By credit/debit card via Church Suite.

Collection plate offerings

Placing cash (currency notes/coins) or cheques for ‘St Paul’s Parish Centre’ in the collection plate passed around during services.

Contactless payment
 by credit/debit card using the VISA contactless kit placed at the back of St Paul’s Church.

N.B. Individual donations in cash or by contactless payments up to a limit of £30 are eligible for Gift Aid; if you wish to put in an amount in excess of £30 and are a UK taxpayer please use the yellow envelopes/gift aid forms so that we can claim gift aid on your donation. 

HOW IS THE MONEY I GIVE SPENT?

Our annual budget is just over £300,000 the money you give is spent on:

  • Mission – Alpha, Youth, Schools and lots more.
  • The costs of Clergy and Diocesan support for the parish.
  • The cost of our Youth & Children’s apprentice time and training.
  • Maintaining, running and developing our buildings.
  • The costs of administration for weddings, baptisms and funerals, as well as managing finances and communication.
  • Community Groups.
  • Maintaining and developing the prayer and worship of the church.
  • Helping others by giving to our mission partners. We aim to give 10% or our regular giving (approximately £8000) to support our four main mission partners in the UK and around the world.

GLOBAL AND LOCAL MISSION PARTNERS

Our local mission partners

Cross light Advice – a charity working to combat poverty and hardship caused by the burden of unmanageable debt and lack of financial capability.

The Shelter Project Hounslow – a joint churches initiative in Hounslow running winter night shelters for homeless men in the coldest months.

Our global mission partners

TearFund – working in the poorest countries and communities in the world to see them lift themselves out of poverty (we are particularly linked with their work in Eastern Uganda).

Church Mission Society – supporting Heather Johnstone in Tanzania who manages a project supporting women and children in crisis – who don’t have food, clothing, or shelter.

I had been an active member of St Faiths from 2009, and when I was called to be a Church Mission Society Mission Partner in 2016, I was delighted that the Parish chose to support me in my secondment to the Anglican Church in Musoma, Tanzania, where I run an empowerment and assistance project for marginalised women – The Rehema Project.

The Parish of Brentford has been incredibly encouraging of me and the work I do in Tanzania and have made a huge difference to my life and the lives of the women I serve through their financial and prayerful support. We thank God for our strong partnership.

Tunamshukuru Mungu!

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