Parish Stewardship Appeal
St. John the Baptist Parish Church has been serving the community of Crowthorne for 148 years. Nothing prepared us for the misery that has been wrought by the Covid 19 pandemic in our community, country and around the world.
Our thoughts and prayers are with those who have lost loved ones and all those whose lives have been blighted by the virus. The impact on family income, jobs and businesses has been acute.
We should like to thank everyone sincerely for their continued contributions during these difficult times; this has ensured the maintenance of the fabric of the church and provided for the day to day running costs. The regular giving the church receives from you also enables us to honour our responsibilities to the Deanery, the Diocese and the wider Church of England by paying our Parish Share each year and supporting our chosen missions.
Despite our best efforts, sadly, our Church has seen a significant drop in revenue due to the lockdowns, restricted service attendance and activities, and ultimately by the closure of the Church building. It is estimated that this year we shall have a deficit of approximately £13,500.
Many revenue streams literally have dried up. Revenue from hall lettings has ceased and weekly giving and spending in Church is greatly diminished. However, the biggest loss is that for the second year in succession we shall not be able to hold our main fund raising activity the May Fair. We need to fill this gap.
Please take time in prayer to consider how you can help if you are in a position to do so.
- Commence regular giving - ideally by the Parish Giving Scheme
- Increase your regular giving
- Make a one-off donation
If you are a UK tax payer please ensure you have signed a gift aid declaration form
We give thanks to all who have moved their regular giving to the PARISH GIVING SCHEME. The scheme has significant benefits to our church when compared with standing orders. To obtain more information about the scheme please click here. We would urge you to seriously consider joining the scheme.
To make a one-off donation please click on the kindlink button below'
Coronavirus restrictions have had an adverse effect on the finances of many, whilst others have found that they have more money in their accounts at the end of the month. We have set up a hardship fund to be made available to those with a meaningful connection to St John’s. We now have the technology for people to donate through the church website using the Kindlink software for charities. Firstly, we need to accumulate a fund before we can invite applications, so if you are in a position to do so and would like to give to this fund, please click on the button below to donate to the Hardship Fund.