God is a generous God who has given us a beautiful world to enjoy and given us the ultimate gift of generosity in the gift of Jesus' life death and resurrection. Because of his generosity we can enjoy forgiveness freedom and life in all its fullness and in response to these gifts we are encouraged to live generously.
Living generously can include using some of our time and efforts for the benefit and blessing of others through individual and church organised acts of service and love. If you would like to join in with serving and volunteering at church simply email the church office and let us know what kind of things you may be intersted in and we will give you more details.
Living generous also includes finances. If you are not living with unsecured debt you are encouraged to share something of what you have financially for the benefit of those without as much. This includes giving financially to support the work of the church as well as other charities. If you consider St Francis you church you are encouraged to ask God to show you how much is right for you to give to church so that we can be a blessing to our community.
Ways to give:
The most helpful way to give is regular planned giving. The best way for for us is for people to give via the Parish Giving Scheme which will automatically calculate and claim any gift aid for us and gives an option to make your regular giving inflation linked. Details are here https://www.parishgiving.org.uk/home/ Our unique code is 421402
If you prefer you can set up a standing order with you bank or you can do regular or one off bank transfers. We bank with The Co-operative and our account number is 65847211 and sort code is 089299
If you come to the building you can make payments via our card machine or you can give a donation in an envelope marked "St Francis General Fund". If you prefer cheques please make them payable to St Francis PCC. Some people prefer to give via an envelope scheme where you are given a set of 52 uniquely codes enevelopes for you to give a weekly offering.