Donate Now

Donate now

If you would like to make a donation to the ongoing work of the church you can do so via this button.

We are grateful for your ongoing support at this time.


Every year about this time the church family makes a pledge as to how much they hope to donate to Christ Church next year. This is not a promise, just an indication of what we hope to able to do, by God’s grace. These pledges allow us to estimate our 2021 income and so help us to plan what level of staffing & activities we can afford.
This Sunday service there will be a presentation outlining our hopes and plans. These are also set out in the 2021 Pledge leaflet, which you can read HERE, or the EBOOK HERE. There are some exciting potential new initiatives that we hope to press the button on, if we receive some extra donations over and above the current levels of regular giving.
For the first time you can now submit your pledge via Churchsuite – this reduces the work for the Finance team, and you can also see a record of your giving. See this easy step-by-step-guide on how to do it. If you prefer you can still complete the pledge form in the pledge leaflet and give it in at church, or send an email to  with details of your pledge.


Legacies to Christ Church can make a huge difference to our finances. With the increasing cost of care, we are all nervous of giving away our savings if they might be needed for care costs. A legacy gets round this problem and any money given escapes inheritance tax. 
For guidance on how to set up a legacy including details of recommended solicitors, see our
legacy guide



Why should I give?

As members of God's family we belong to Him; all that we are and all that we have are His. Part of our shared family responsibility is to invest the resources He gives us for His purposes and for His glory. In the Bible God calls us to respond to Him in thankfulness by giving to and through our local church, where we are fed and nurtured, liberally and joyfully, generously and freely and in proportion to our ability.

How much should I give?

In the Old Testament, God called His people to give 10% as their "tithe"; additional freewill offerings were over and above this. In the New Testament, we are under grace not law and therefore we should be motivated to give even more freely. How much you give is a matter for prayerful consideration between you and the Lord.

What about confidentiality?

Only you, our Church Finance Team (Rod Whitehead, Leza Sack and Rob Humphreys), and our auditors will have access to information about how much you give and by what means. They will, of course, keep this information confidential.

How can I give?

1. By Online Payment

This is the most effective means to give to Christ Church. Whether you wish to give monthly, quarterly or annually, these commitments help us plan for the future development of our ministry.
To give in this way, there are two options:
  • use on-line banking to set up a regular transfer.  Please contact  or  for the CCVW bank details.
  • If you do not use online banking, then complete a Bankers Order and send it to your bank (or place it in a sealed envelope marked "Finance Administrator" and put it in the Collection Basket and we will send it on).  Please contact  or  for a copy of the Bankers Order.
If possible please also complete a Gift Aid Declaration as well as enable us to recover another 25% in tax relief for UK taxpayers. For more details, see below.

2. Via the Collection Basket

You can also give in cash or by cheque via the Collection Basket.  Cheques should be payable to PCC EPPCCVW.  If eligible, please use a Gift Aid Envelope to enable us to recover another 25% in tax relief for UK taxpayers. For more details, see below.

Can Gift Aid be claimed on my giving?

As a registered charity, we are able to reclaim basic rate tax (20%) on all donations we receive from you if you are a UK taxpayer. This equates to 25% of the gift you give us out of your taxed income. So, for every £100 you give us using this scheme, we can claim back another £25 from the Government, at no cost to you. If you pay UK tax and have not already done so, please complete a Gift Aid Declaration form and send to the .
We will record your giving, claim any tax relief due under Gift Aid and once a year we will advise you of your total giving under Gift Aid. You can use this information to claim additional tax relief if you are eligible via the HMRC Self Assessment return. If you pay tax at a rate higher than basic rate, further tax relief is available to you on your charitable donations, enabling you to give even more!

What if I am a US/UK dual taxpayer?

If you are a US/UK dual taxpayer, please be advised that Christ Church is registered with the CAF American Donor Fund enabling you to give tax-efficiently claiming Gift Aid in the UK while still benefiting from a tax deduction in the US. Click here for more details.

What about Legacies?

If you would like to leave Christ Church a gift in your Will, giving in this way is exempt from Inheritance Tax. We will be pleased to supply details of how you can leave a legacy gift whether or not you have already prepared your Will.
If you would like more information on financial stewardship at Christ Church please contact our Treasurer ( who will be pleased to answer any questions you may have.