Our church has to be self-funding and our offerings pay for its ministry in Ainsdale, the clergy here and it helps in poorer parts of the Diocese.
Money is not just a means of resourcing the ministry of our church. When Jesus said, 'where your treasure is, there your heart is also' he was teaching that what we do with our money both reveals and shapes our hearts. How we think, feel and act around money is about our personal discipleship as Christian people.
As with many organisations, we are already seeing a significant decline in our income therefore we pray and encourage you to continue to make your church offerings at this time by:
- Standing order. This would very much be our preference. You do not need to visit your bank if you have internet banking. You can set this up directly from your account, quoting a sort code 16.32.10 and account number 13434558 , and the name of Parochial Church Council of St. John’s Ainsdale
- Electronic transfer(s) from your bank account, again using the details above and quoting your full name as a reference
- Cheque. If you would like to pay by cheque, please make your cheque payable to “Parochial Church Council of St. John’s Ainsdale “ and send it to our Treasurer, Ruth Wake, c/o 47 Kenilworth Road, Ainsdale, Southport, PR8 3PH. Please do not make a special journey whilst the current “stay at home “guidelines are in place.
If you normally pay via the giving envelope scheme, unless you are using one of the above options, then please continue to fill your envelopes, save them, and take them back to church once the current restrictions have been lifted, or drop them into the vicarage if able.
Thank you very much for your continued support and please take care and stay safe.
With my love and blessings,
Rev'd Jane Morgan MBE
Vicar St John's Church Ainsdale, 708 Liverpool Road, Ainsdale, Southport, PR8 3QE
And the Parochial Church Council (PCC)