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. Our church is growing, relevant and outward looking. We already do a lot, but there’s so much more we could be doing, if we had the resources.

If you’re still using the yellow or white envelopes, or donating by standing order, we’d love you to switch to the new Parish Giving Scheme. Just switching over automatically saves us money, but also helps us budget for and plan our activities. PGS forms can be found in church.

If you have any questions about making a donation or planned giving, the PCC Treasurers will be very happy to help. 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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