‘Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendour, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, O LORD, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all. Wealth and honour come from you; you are the ruler of all things.’ (1 Chronicles 29:11-12)
It’s all His. We are not really owners in the true sense of that word, but rather stewards of God’s gifts. And as followers of Jesus part of our stewardship is to resource the ministry of our local church.
Thank you for thinking about giving to the mission and ministry of Malmesbury Abbey. We especially need you to give at this difficult time when our Abbey is not open as usual for services and welcoming visitors. Any way at all in which you can give, of your time, money and prayers is enormously valued.
How to give
PARISH GIVING SCHEME
This is a direct debit facility managed on our behalf by Bristol Diocese and is our preferred way for regular giving. It can be set up with a simple phone call to the scheme’s dedicated staff, with the option to add Gift Aid on application. Jane Sunderland (our Treasurer email@example.com ) will be glad to let you have further information and the telephone number to get you started.
One-off donations can also be made by Bank Transfer. Our bank account details are available from Jane at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can select the frequency of your offering to suit your circumstances this way.
CHEQUES or CASH
We would prefer during the current situation to receive gifts electronically, but we recognise that this is not easy for everyone. If a cash or cheque donation is the only option for you at present our donation box in the Abbey is available for use whenever the Abbey is open.
Giving under Gift Aid increases the amount the Abbey receives by 25%. If you are a UK income tax or capital gains taxpayer, and you would like your direct bank transfer or standing order increased with Gift Aid but you don’t already give this way, please ask Jane for a Gift Aid form at email@example.com. Any personal details you give will be held and used strictly subject to our GDPR policy.
If you have any questions at all or would like to speak confidentially about commencing or reviewing your giving, please contact Jane at firstname.lastname@example.org
GIVING YOUR TIME
The vast majority of the work in maintaining our Abbey building, looking after visitors and carrying out our ministries is done by dedicated and hard-working volunteers from both within the church community and outside it. We are truly thankful to everyone who gives their time, experience and skills in any capacity and welcome and encourage anyone who would like to help in any way, however frequently you are able.
All shall give as they are able, according to the blessing of the Lord your God that he has given you. (Deuteronomy 16:17)
If you would like to enquire about volunteering please email us at email@example.com or talk to any of the volunteers you will find in the Abbey.