Ways to support the work of the congregation


Our responsibility

We all have a responsibility to support the work of the church both at congregational level and in the wider world.  The congregational finances are ordered so that we can meet these obligations.

Freewill Offering (FWO)

In a sense all our givings are freewill offerings but we use the FWO to describe the fund which provides for the general running costs of the congregation:

● Salaries and expenses

● Heating, lighting, printing, stationery and telephone

● Sunday School and Youth Work

● Christian Education and Outreach

All contributors are issued with a FWO number which is then used as a reference for all donations.

Property Management Fund

This fund is used for the maintenance and upkeep of the buildings  –  church, hall and manse.

Mission Appeal

A church exists for mission  –  to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ.  The Presbyterian Church in Ireland carries out its mission through many agencies.  This fund contributes to the Presbyterian Church in Ireland’s United Appeal, as well as our congregation’s own mission activities.

World Development Appeal

Annually the Presbyterian Church in Ireland raises funds for Christian Aid and Tearfund projects around the world.  These projects help people to move towards self–sufficiency and to cope with disasters.

How much should we give?

Givings should be decided after prayerful consideration of the needs of the Church and should be a response to God’s goodness to us.

To set up a standing order with your bank, please download and complete our Standing Order Mandate and return it to the church office.

If you use online banking you can also set up a direct payment to the congregations. Please use our Sort code 95–01–21 and Account number 01041029 and remember to quote your FWO number as a reference.

If you are a UK taxpayer, Gift Aid can be claimed against your contributions. Our Gift Aid Form is available to download and complete HERE.

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