Why 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 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 at 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 one-off donation

You can make a donation straight away by clicking on the button below.

Donate Now

You are also very welcome to make a donation or set up a monthly standing order, 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

Whether you make a single donation, or decide to give regularly, 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

A very 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 the button below and following the on-screen instructions.

Set up a monthly PGS donation

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
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.

Alternatively, you can set up a donation by downloading and printing a form here which you can complete and post to PGS.

To amend an existing donation, you should call 0333 002 1260 – this can also be done online providing PGS have a valid email address for you.

Give as You Live – some new ways to raise money for Trinity

Give as You Live is a service which allows you to generate a small donation (at no cost to yourself) every time you shop, whether online or in person.

For online shopping, every time you buy something via Give as You Live Online, the retailer receiving your order will make a small donation to the charity of your choice. With over 5000 companies involved, there’s no shortage of choice, whether you’re buying a birthday card or doing your online grocery shopping. You can also compare insurance policies and book holidays, among many other options.

If you prefer shopping in person, or you need a present for someone who has everything, you may like to consider buying a payment card via Give as you Live Instore. They supply cards for all kinds of retailers, including everyday grocery cards for all the big supermarkets and gift cards for High Street shops and restaurants – every time you buy or top up a card, the retailer will make a donation exactly as if you were shopping online.

Either way there is no cost to you at all, so if you’re interested, click one of the links below to find out more.

Online Shopping and Give as you Switch

Grocery and Gift Cards

Finally – whichever way you choose to donate to Trinity, your gift is much appreciated and very welcome!