We give out of gratitude to God and as part of our worship. We give as an expression of our commitment to Christ and to encourage others to join us. We give in order to serve the community both in Eversley and beyond.
The work of St Mary's Church is supported entirely by personal giving (no money is received from the government or the diocese). We are hugely grateful to the many individuals who so generously give their time and money to enable the church to continue to grow.
We encourage our members to give proportionally and regularly. You can donate in a variety of ways:
Most members of St Mary's give by PGS. It gives the church a regular income and we get back any tax you have paid in just 10 days.
You can support St Mary’s every time you shop on Amazon by signing up to Amazon Smile.
The first time you visit Amazon Smile, choose Getting Started and enter St Mary's Church, Eversley as your charity or Sign Up with Amazon Smile.
Then, each time time you want to shop on Amazon, start each shopping session by visiting smile.amazon.co.uk, and 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) of your eligible purchases will be donated to St Mary's. This is at no additional cost to you.
Whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising free donations for St Mary's with easyfundraising.
All you need to do is go to www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/stmaryseversley and join for free.
Every time you shop online, go to www.easyfundraising.org.uk first to find the site you want and start shopping.
After you check out, the retailer will make a donation to St Mary's at no extra cost to you whatsoever!
If you are able to make an offering towards the ongoing ministry of St Mary's, it would be hugely appreciated.
You will not only be supporting the different mechanisms of worship at this time but also our pastoral work with families, young people and older members of the community, our plans for a community cafe and also the ongoing upkeep of our Grade 1 listed building.
Thinking about life after death should not be difficult for Christians! So why not leave part of your estate to the church? We promise we will try to use your gift to make a difference in an area of church life which was of interest to you (eg children, buildings, music).
See also: Legacies
For further information about giving, contact our stewardship co-ordinator:
Each one should give, then, as he has decided, not with regret or out of a sense of duty, for God loves the one who gives gladly. And God is able to give you more than you need, so that you will always have all you need for yourselves and more than enough for every good cause.
2 Corinthians 9:7