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 regular giving, to the church enables it to carry our 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 to make 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.
The Parish Giving Scheme
The most helpful way for us to receive your kind donation is as a regular offering using the Parish Giving Scheme (PGS). This uses direct debits and is an efficient method for those giving and for the church receiving.
Please take a look at the PGS website for more information, or watch this video:
If you decide you wish to donate via the PGS, you can either donate by post using one of these forms (donate to the General Fund, donate to the Youth Fund). Alternatively, their hotline for new donors is 0333 002 1271. When you call, you will need your bank account details, and the church name and scheme reference, as follows:
Name: Trinity Church
Scheme Ref: 270627862
You will be asked whether your gift will be eligible for Gift Aid, and also if you wish to increase your gift annually in line with inflation (this is optional).
A regular donation by standing order or an online transfer would also be wonderful and much appreciated.
Our bank account details are:
Account Name: Trinity Church Lower Earley
Sort Code: 40 47 39
Account number: 41048929
Reference: Please identify who the payment is from
Give as You Live
If you’d like to give for free every time you shop online, then sign up with Give as You Live. We’re listed as one of their charities. Every time you shop through Give as You Live, the retailer receiving your order thanks Give as You Live for your custom by making a donation, which they then allocate to your chosen charity (Trinity Earley). There is no cost to you at all!
Over 4000 companies are involved and all the brand names you might regularly shop with. So, if you’re doing your weekly food shop, sorting out your insurance, booking a holiday or buying a gift, or clothes, do so via this site and give to Trinity. Why not set yourself up with this now?
If you’re a UK tax payer you can give via gift aid which enables us to claim an additional 25% 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.
If you would like to make online bank donations to the church account, or to set up a standing order, our bank details are:
Account name: Trinity Earley
Account number: 41048929
Sort code: 40-47-39