Giving in Grace

my church     |     my challenge    |     my choice 

our church

Our giving sustains our three church buildings - St James, St Laurence, St Nicholas - sacred places dedicated to worship, prayer and witness.

Our giving sustains our clergy, here and across the diocese, and also helps train new clergy.

Our giving sustains the ministry in our parish, measured by every:

  • sick person visited
  • parent, carer and child nurtured and supported at Noah’s Ark
  • bereaved family comforted
  • family welcomed and nurtured at Messy Church
  • baptism and wedding celebrated
  • elderly person given companionship at the Tuesday Tea Club
  • young person involved in JJs
  • person worshiping in different ways across the parish
  • person shown the love of Christ through our care, comfort and compassion

Our charitable giving sustains mission here in our parish, in the wider community in Reading, the rest of the UK and also overseas for people we may never meet but to whom we can give practical support through our giving.


our challenge

Continuing our mission and ministry is only possible because of the dedicated commitment of time, skills, energy and financial support given week by week but, like every household our church needs to keep up with the cost of living.  

Our three churches need £8,435 per month (or £1,950 each week) to sustain the buildings and clergy, and our ministry and mission.


This is how much we need to spend each month:

£5,735   on our share of clergy costs - stipend, housing, training etc

£1,100   on our buildings - insurance, heat, light etc

£1,100   on worship and ministry - for our congregation and wider community

£500       on ministry and mission


Therefore, to meet these commitments each month we need:

£5,600     from regular congregational giving

£1,400     from HMRC for Gift Aided giving and donations

£600        from fees - weddings, funerals etc

£835        from fundraising and other income streams


our choice

Our parish has 164 members on the Electoral Roll, our planned giving programme has 57 members.

                                      Is it time to join the Planned Giving programme and give by standing order?


As a tax payer, you can optimise your giving through Gift Aid, we can reclaim £25 for every £100 you give. 

                                                                                                                 Is it time to join the Gift Aid scheme?


Giving to God's work through the church should be a priority.

                                                                                                                     Is it time to increase your giving?


There are a number of people giving proportionately as the bible teaches.

                                                                                   Is it time to give a percentage of what you receive?


There are other ways to help, you could:

Leave a legacy

You can leave the church a gift in your will.  If this is something you are considering we can offer you advice.


Make a one off donation

Cheques can be made payable to The PCC of Pangbourne Tidmarsh & Sulham and sent to:

The Treasurer, Stephen Billyeald
C/O The Rectory
St James Close
Pangbourne RG8 7AP


For further information about Giving in Grace please email

The Parish of Pangbourne with Tidmarsh and Sulham Registered charity number 1127943