To make a gift, please just follow this link where you will find the Parish Giving Scheme webpage for St Jude’s.


Firstly, thank you for looking at this page. We never want to pressure anyone in how they give to us or any other charity, rather this page is here to explain why Christians give to their Churches and to hopefully make it easier when they ant to.

There are several reasons someone may want to make a donation to the Church. It may be to help in its work within the community or possibly towards a one-off type of appeal, such as our Building Project. Of course, it is also part of being a disciple of Jesus as a member of a Church. We don’t press giving much across the year and teach on it only occasionally as it is recognised as part of being a disciple. The biblical word for planned giving is tithing. This has been abused a bit as a term by some using scripture legalistically, with suggestions that it always means 10%. In some ways it does, but biblically a tithe was really just a decision to give from your first ‘fruits’ – the first part of your harvest or herd, across them all it never worked out at 10%

Nowadays, we have salaries and pensions etc and so planning what we can give, maybe via a monthly amount, is a tithe too. If you are looking at a gift for these reasons, a good principle would be to pray about what you feel you can give to help us fulfil our part in God’s Kingdom here, as part of your life lived in worship as a disciple. We can promise that we take great care with all our income. The Church Council (PCC) have finance items every time we meet and we are subject to both Church of England and Charity Commission accounting rules and reporting.


You can now make online donations to St Jude’s via this page as St Jude’s is registered with the Parish Giving Scheme. This project allows you to give to this Parish securely and safely online.

To make a gift, please just follow this link where you will find the Parish Giving Scheme webpage for St Jude’s.

If you prefer not to follow links, do just Google search “Parish Giving Scheme” where you can read all about it. Then follow the “Give Now” link at the top of their page to find us and make your gift. Once there, you just click “Regular Giving” to set up a monthly, quarterly, or annual Direct Debit or “One-Off Gift” to make a single gift using your Debit, Credit Card or Apple/Google Pay wallet.

If you tick the box as a tax-payer you can authorise the Parish Giving Scheme to recover Gift Aid from the Government.  This means 25 pence can be added to every £1.00 you donate as long as you’ve paid the basic rate of tax and make the donation from your own funds. 


At St Jude’s, we don’t take a collection in our services as if you are visiting or just started coming, you are very much our guest. If you want to give a gift at a service, that is possible via either the box at the back or our contactless card machine.


At St Jude’s, we welcome all gifts in Wills, however large or small, and we promise to use your gift to make a difference in our parish.

Our legacy policy is to encourage you to leave a gift in your Will for the general purposes of the parish rather than for a restricted purpose. We will discuss possible uses of your gift with your executors when the time comes, bearing in mind your known areas of interest in the church (e.g. buildings, children and youth, overseas mission or aid etc) and the church’s priorities at the time.

You can be confident that your gift will be used to make a real difference to our future mission and ministry.

We will acknowledge gifts in whatever way the donor and/or his/her executors feel most appropriate. Equally, we can make sure that gifts remain anonymous if the donor prefers.

If you would like to talk to someone in confidence about the sorts of purposes your gift might fund, and how (if) you would like your gift to be acknowledged, please initially get in touch via our Contact Us page.

If you would like to make a gift to our church in memory of someone, please do just discuss this with us too. It can be a wonderful and appropriate way to remember a loved one.