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)

Virtual Collection / Offertory

Thank you for joining our service today whether in person or online.

If you feel able to make a gift today to help our work and mission please click here.

St John’s relies entirely on voluntary contributions of money, people’s time and their skills. Our giving page has lots of information on how we use your donations and how to set up regular giving to St John’s.

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

Virtual Collection / Offertory

“Lord today I give in faith that my contribution will be used by this parish to share your Good News with those who need to hear it. Bless our mission Lord. Amen”

Thank you for joining our service today.

We believe everything we have has been given to us by God, and we are trusted to be sensible and generous with it. So giving is an important part of our faith. Also the church relies entirely on contributions of time, money and skills.

Click here if you are able to make a gift today. Our giving page has details on all the different ways you can donate and how we use this money.

If you can’t give today, please don’t feel awkward. You are our guest and whether you give a little, or a lot, or not at all, we’re happy to share our services with you.

Virtual Collection / Offertory

“Christ the Lord is risen today. Alleluia! Alleluia!”

Thank you for joining our service today

We believe everything we have has been given to us by God, and we are trusted to be sensible and generous with it. So giving is an important part of our faith. Also the church relies entirely on contributions of time, money and skills (and to pay the bills!).

Click here or use the donate button if you are able to make a gift today. Our giving page has details on all the different ways you can donate and how we use this money.

If you can’t give today, please don’t feel awkward. You are our guest and whether you give a little, or a lot, or not at all, we’re just happy to share our service with you.

Virtual Collection / Offertory

“Lord today I give in faith that my contribution will be used by this parish to share your Good News with those who need to hear it. Bless our mission Lord. Amen”

Thank you for joining our streamed services today.

We believe everything we have has been given to us by God, and we are trusted to be sensible and generous with it. So giving is an important part of our faith. Also the church relies entirely on contributions of time, money and skills.

Click here or use the donate button if you are able to make a gift today. Our giving page has details on all the different ways you can donate and how we use this money.

If you can’t give today, please don’t feel awkward. You are our guest and whether you give a little, or a lot, or not at all, we’re just happy to share our streamed services with you.

Virtual Collection / Offertory

“Lord today I give in faith that my contribution will be used by this parish to share your Good News with those who need to hear it. Bless our mission Lord. Amen”

Thank you for joining our streamed services today.

We believe everything we have has been given to us by God, and we are trusted to be sensible and generous with it. So giving is an important part of our faith. Also the church relies entirely on contributions of time, money and skills.

Click here or use the donate button if you are able to make a gift today. Our giving page has details on all the different ways you can donate and how we use this money.

If you can’t give today, please don’t feel awkward. You are our guest and whether you give a little, or a lot, or not at all, we’re just happy to share our streamed services with you.

Thank you for your generosity

The new year is often a time to reflect on the year that has past. Whilst there is much we would rather forget, there is also a lot we should celebrate. Here is a list of just some of the fantastic things we have been able to do thanks to ordinary people like you and me giving of our time, money and skills to support our church.

Here at St John’s we believe that serving our community and giving generously is an important part of our faith, not least because we rely on contributions to help us pay our bills and we want to be here in Shirley for future generations. We also believe that God gave us everything we have, so by being generous with what we have been entrusted with, is an important act of faith.

What has God blessed you with? Could you contribute this to God’s mission here at St Johns? Contact us, we’d love to hear from you!

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