Early Image of the parable of the Good Samaritan

“Giving is not just about making a donation. It is about making a difference.”

Kathy Calvin
President of the United Nations Foundation.

Christ Church and St Mary’s in Wanstead Parish have been loved and
supported by congregation members, local people and visitors for generations.

Today the parish is built on the foundations of those who have gone before us, and
on the generosity of those who support our churches in the here and now.
We are very grateful to all who support Wanstead Parish through financial gifts, and
also to those who support the church with their time and talents.

Making a donation

There are collections at the morning services throughout the week. For UK tax payers, Gift Aid envelopes are available in church: if you fill these in, we can claim a further 25% of the value of your gift back from the Government (subject to the conditions of the Gift Aid scheme which are printed on the envelopes).

If you’d like to make an individual donation, get in touch with our Treasurer.

Planned Giving

Regular giving to support the ministry and mission of the Church is an important part of the spiritual life and of Christian discipleship. We encourage members of the congregation to give regularly. Some choose to do this through the weekly collection; others prefer to give by direct debit or standing order (which help us plan the church finances most effectively). If you would like to give by direct debit or by standing order, please email for the forms.

If you have any questions about giving, the PCC Treasurers will be very happy to speak to you. Details of all giving are kept strictly confidential by the Treasurers and Planned Giving coordinator.


Particular gifts to Wanstead Parish

Sometimes people like to make a particular gift to the church in memory of a loved one, or to commemorate a special event. Our Rector will be happy to have a conversation about possible suitable gifts.

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