An introduction to the Parish Giving Scheme (PGS) Why? The Church of England offers a Christian presence in every community, seeking to be at the heart of all our cities, towns and villages; by serving our communities; by sharing our faith and values; by worshipping together and by our wonderful buildings. This valuable contribution to our community has a cost, which is largely met by personal donations. For the Church to survive and grow, we rely on regular donations so that we can plan confidently for the future.  ‘Money’ dominates too many agendas in our Church. We need to tackle this problem head-on, so that we can move forward with confidence. Successfully addressing the Church’s need to receive realistic, long term giving from committed Christians is a fundamental part of developing a thriving, outward looking church.  What? The Parish Giving Scheme (PGS) is a 21st century solution to offset one of the greatest threats to our parish income which is static or declining giving. Donations made through this scheme use a Direct Debit. This can be made on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis. Each donation is restricted to All Saints Hartford.  PGS was initially developed, operated and managed by the Diocese of Gloucester. Now over twenty Church of England dioceses actively participate in the PGS. With the backing of The Archbishops’ Council, the Scheme became a church-run not-for-profit company in 2014 (Registered Charity 1156606). With nearly ten years’ experience, PGS is well ‘bedded in’.  In summary the scheme: ü	Collects the regular donations for our parish ü	Claims the Gift Aid entitlement on our behalf ü	Pays the Gifts into our PCC bank account by the 10th of the month ü	Pays the Gift Aid into our PCC bank account once it’s received from HMRC ü	Undertakes a basic level of donor care  ü	Provides the option for donors to increase donations annually with inflation  Comments from another parish who use PGS  Frankie, Churchwarden: “It is a Win Win proposition which helps our treasurer and church as a                                             whole and is easy and straightforward to operate”   Colin, Parishioner: “No weekly hassle with envelopes or change”   John, Church Treasurer: “Simple and reliable”   What next? If you would like to find out more about the Parish Giving Scheme then please speak to Helen Dowzall, or Paul Fearon and ask for a PGS Information Pack.
An introduction to the Parish Giving Scheme (PGS) Why? The Church of England offers a Christian presence in every community, seeking to be at the heart of all our cities, towns and villages; by serving our communities; by sharing our faith and values; by worshipping together and by our wonderful buildings. This valuable contribution to our community has a cost, which is largely met by personal donations. For the Church to survive and grow, we rely on regular donations so that we can plan confidently for the future.  ‘Money’ dominates too many agendas in our Church. We need to tackle this problem head-on, so that we can move forward with confidence. Successfully addressing the Church’s need to receive realistic, long term giving from committed Christians is a fundamental part of developing a thriving, outward looking church.  What? The Parish Giving Scheme (PGS) is a 21st century solution to offset one of the greatest threats to our parish income which is static or declining giving. Donations made through this scheme use a Direct Debit. This can be made on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis. Each donation is restricted to All Saints Hartford.  PGS was initially developed, operated and managed by the Diocese of Gloucester. Now over twenty Church of England dioceses actively participate in the PGS. With the backing of The Archbishops’ Council, the Scheme became a church-run not-for-profit company in 2014 (Registered Charity 1156606). With nearly ten years’ experience, PGS is well ‘bedded in’.  In summary the scheme: ü	Collects the regular donations for our parish ü	Claims the Gift Aid entitlement on our behalf ü	Pays the Gifts into our PCC bank account by the 10th of the month ü	Pays the Gift Aid into our PCC bank account once it’s received from HMRC ü	Undertakes a basic level of donor care  ü	Provides the option for donors to increase donations annually with inflation  Comments from another parish who use PGS Frankie, Churchwarden: “It is a Win Win proposition which helps our treasurer and church as a whole and is easy and straightforward to operate”  Colin, Parishioner: “No weekly hassle with envelopes or change”  John, Church Treasurer: “Simple and reliable”   What next? If you would like to find out more about the Parish Giving Scheme then please speak to Helen Dowzall, or Paul Fearon and ask for a PGS Information Pack.