How will you help?

It costs nearly £10,000 a month for us to do God’s work in this place …..

Could you become a new donor and set up a standing order or if you currently give this way, could you increase your current giving? We are grateful to those few members of St John’s who have already taken this step.

Thank you to everyone who has helped St. Johns financially and through gifting their time and talents through the Covid-19 crisis in recent months. It is appreciated that in many cases this cannot have been easy. Your generosity has been received with sincere thanks and has been vital to keeping our church alive and flourishing.

It was reported to the PCC last month, however, that from January we anticipate our expenditure may well exceed our income by as much as £3,500 a month. Repairs to the spire last year mean we no longer have any reserves to absorb future shortfalls so clearly this is unsustainable unless we do something about it now. We are actively working on ways to raise funds and cut expenditure, but we also need your help.

Our Giving page has further information and explains the ways you can choose to support our church. If you are able to help or need any further information please contact us at [email protected] or [email protected]. We are hopeful that together we can close ‘the gap’ in our finances and ensure that we can continue God’s work in these challenging times.

Thank you for your continued support,

Rev Lu Gale (Vicar), Chris Nelson (Treasurer) and Janet Martin (Gift Aid Secretary)

Christmas Offering

During this season of giving, we invite you to make a special Christmas Offering to St John’s. Your gift will help our church end 2021 on a positive financial note and help support our mission in to the new year.

To make a one off donation please click here or to set up a direct debit as part of the parish giving scheme please click here.

Giving Campaign 2021 – Information – St John the Evangelist, Shirley (stjohnsshirley.org.uk)

Rev. Lu writes: These last 18 months have been so difficult for many of us and we are tired, bruised and bereaved. Yet in the middle of the chaos God has been our strength and we have continued to gather for worship whether it has been online or in person. We believe that Jesus Christ is our past, present and future. Please help us to continue to be a light of hope in a world that needs Christ’s message of love, peace and joy. Thank you for all that you already do and I pray that you will support us into God’s future. May God bless each of us.

Virtual Collection / Offertory

Thank you for joining one of our services today whether online or in person.

We are grateful for any donation you can make towards our continued mission, ministry and maintenance of our parish church. To make a one off donation please click here.

To make a regular financial commitment to St John’s as part of the Parish Giving Scheme please click here or visit our giving page for more information.

Whether you are able to give a little, or a lot, or not at all, we are pleased to share our services with you.

Virtual Collection / Offertory

We are grateful for any donation you can make. Our parish, like all parishes in the Church of England, has to finance itself. Without financial support from our users, we would not be able to maintain the current activities of mission and ministry nor maintain our beautiful grade II listed Gilbert Scott building.

  • To make a one off donation please click here.
  • To make a regular financial commitment to St John’s as part of the Parish Giving Scheme by direct debit, please click here
  • To leave a legacy gift in your Will or a gift in memory of a loved one, please click here and we will contact you.

Thank you for financially supporting our parish.

Virtual Collection / Offertory

We are grateful for any donation you can make. Our parish, like all parishes in the Church of England, has to finance itself. Without financial support from our users, we would not be able to maintain the current activities of mission and ministry nor maintain our beautiful grade II listed Gilbert Scott building.

  • To make a one off donation please click here.
  • To make a regular financial commitment to St John’s as part of the Parish Giving Scheme, please click here

Thank you for financially supporting our parish.

Virtual Collection / Offertory

Thank you for joining one of our services today whether online or in person.

We are grateful for any donation you can make towards our continued mission, ministry and maintenance of our parish church. To make a one off donation please click here.

To make a regular financial commitment to St John’s as part of the Parish Giving Scheme by direct debit please click here

Also a big thank you to everyone who has donated to our ‘Window Grilles Appeal‘. So far we have raised £845 towards the £6,500 cost.

Whether you are able to give a little, or a lot, or not at all, we are pleased to share our services with you.

Parish Support Fund – Together we can

What is the Parish Support Fund (PSF)?

The PSF resources the cost of clergy and support to each parish in the Diocese of Southwark. https://southwark.anglican.org/giving/parish-support-fund/ has full details including good news stories funded by the PSF.

Where do the resources come from?

Each year parishes in the Diocese of Southwark are invited to make a pledge to the PSF.

What does this mean for St John’s?

This September our PCC will be deciding how much money we can pledge to the PSF which is realistic, challenging and generous.

How much did St John’s pledge last year?

Our pledge to the PSF was £60,000 (£5000 per month). The Diocese of Southwark suggested amount was £80,000. An underpayment of £20,000.

Why did St John’s underpay?

We had significant expenditure due to the Spire repairs and other essential restoration to the stonework of our Church.

How much is our suggested amount this year?

£81,900 (£6825 per month)

How do we ensure that we pay our expected amount to the PSF this year?

Whether you come to St John’s in person, via our streamed services, or visit loved ones in our churchyard, please share in the cost of our ministry and mission. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us just how much we rely on our Church family and our own Rev Lu Gale. Please help us to continue our Ministry at St John’s by committing to a regular financial contribution.

For further details or to confirm your financial support please contact Janet on 07722 240263 / [email protected] or Becky [email protected]

Virtual Collection / Offertory

Thank you for joining one of our services today whether online or in person.

We are grateful for any donation you can make towards our continued mission, ministry and maintenance of our parish church. To donate please click here.

Thanks to everyone who has donated to our ‘Window Grilles Appeal’. So far we have raised £770 towards the £6,500 cost so there’s a way to go yet.

Whether you are able to give a little, or a lot, or not at all, we are pleased to share our services with you.

Virtual Collection / Offertory

Thank you for joining one of our services today whether online or in person.

We are grateful for any donation you can make towards our continued mission, ministry and maintenance of our parish church. To donate please click here.

We have recently launched a ‘Window Grilles Appeal’. Thank you to all those who have donated. So far we have raised almost £1,000 towards the £6,500 cost.

Whether you are able to give a little, or a lot, or not at all, we are happy to share our services with you.

Please support our mission and ministry

Thank you for joining our service today. Our church relies entirely on your contributions of time, money and skills.

If you are able to make a one-off donation please click here.

As well as the usual day to day expenses, we are currently raising funds for the window grilles which protect our newly repaired windows.

If you haven’t already done so, please can we also encourage you to you plan your financial giving to St John’s by monthly Direct Debit. You can set up a Direct Debit very easily by clicking here and following the simple instructions or by telephoning 0333 002 1271 quoting our parish name Shirley St John the Evangelist and reference 370637373

Full details, including on how we use your donations, can be found on our Giving page.

Whether you are able to give a little, or a lot, we will be truly grateful for your support.

Have your seen our new window grilles?

Chances are you haven’t as they were only installed last week and they are very discrete and made exactly to the shape of the windows. Thank you to John Mahoney Stained Glass Ltd for their excellent craftmanship.

This is an expense we could have done without but sadly was necessary as a result of prolonged vandalism of stone throwing at our church windows. The broken stained glass window panes have also been repaired. We would be truly grateful to receive any contributions you feel able to make towards the £6,500 cost. You can donate by clicking here.

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