Why we give?
We give as an act of worship and gratitude for God’s generosity to us. When we give, we are simply giving back to God a little of what we have received from Him. Giving money, especially regularly, to the church enables it to carry out God’s work locally, to create a place of worship and to serve the community.
Trinity is committed to serving God as best we can and making the most of what is given. We invest the money given in the people that help run and lead the work at Trinity, in resourcing the work itself – youth and family work in the church and local community, teaching and pastoral support, and mission projects home and abroad, and finally in maintaining and developing our building so it is as useful as possible.
There are a number of ways you can give to the church – please take a look and choose what suits you best. We welcome all your gifts, no matter how large or small – they will be used to support Trinity’s work, and are always gratefully received.
Make a Donation
You can make a donation straight away by clicking on the button below.
You are also very welcome to make a donation direct to our bank account as follows:
Account Name: Trinity Church Lower Earley
Sort Code: 40 47 39
Account number: 41048929
Reference: Please identify who the payment is from.
You can set up a regular payment by standing order using the above details, and if you’re a UK tax payer you can authorise us to claim an additional 25% Gift Aid on top of your donation from HM Revenue and Customs at no cost to you. Please download the church Gift Aid Declaration Form, follow the instructions on the form, complete and send back to Trinity.
The Parish Giving Scheme
Another helpful way for us to receive your regular donation is if you sign up to the Parish Giving Scheme (PGS). This uses direct debits and is an efficient method both for those giving and for the church.
If you’d like to find out about donating this way, there’s lots of information about how it works on the PGS website and in the video below.
Once you are ready to set up a payment, you can do this easily online by clicking one of the buttons below and following the on-screen instructions.
You can also set up a payment by calling the PGS New Donor hotline – 0333 002 1271. You will need your bank account details, the church name and the relevant scheme reference, as follows:
Trinity Church – ref 270627862
Trinity Youth Fund – ref 27A627862
You will be asked whether your gift will be eligible for Gift Aid, and also if you wish to increase it annually in line with inflation.
Give as You Live
If you’d like to give for free every time you shop online, it’s easy to sign up with Give as You Live. Every time you shop this way, the retailer receiving your order will make a small donation to the charity of your choice.
Over 4000 companies are involved, including all the brand names you might regularly shop with. So whatever you’re buying, whether it’s a birthday card or a dream holiday, why not use Give as You Live and donate to Trinity? There is no cost to you at all, so if you’re interested, click the link below to get started.