We have a massive vision and heart for what God wants to do in our church and community. We want to be a generous presence in our local community through our people and buildings and be a big-hearted partner to other charities and churches, always reaching out to others with God’s love. Most of our funding comes from donations from individuals and we are so thankful for this generosity which enables us to bring practical & spiritual help across all areas of the church & beyond.

It costs approximately £7,000 per week to maintain the work of St John’s. All donations, of any size, are much appreciated. It is particularly helpful if you are able to give a regular donation. If you pay tax, please Gift Aid your donation so that for every £1 you donate we can recover an additional 25p from the government.

There are several ways to give to St John’s financially. The Parish Giving Scheme is our preferred method.

Parish Giving Scheme

The Parish Giving Scheme (PGS) is a central Church of England scheme used by hundreds of parishes which minimises local administration and maximises cashflow because Gift Aid is recovered and passed back to us monthly. If you are able to make a regular donation please use this scheme if possible.

To set up a new regular or one-off donation:

You can set up a new regular or a one-off donation directly via the PGS website at
PGS also operate a telephone service that allows you to call to set up a regular direct debit gift.
Please call this dedicated line for new donors: 0333 002 1271. Lines are open Monday to Friday, between 9 – 5pm.

You will need to provide:

  • Your bank account details
  • Our church name and PGS parish code: St John’s Hartley Wintney – 416005062

Other questions you will be asked:

  • Name and address of donor (if using Gift Aid must be one individual)
  • Would you like to Gift Aid your donation? (to be eligible you need to pay enough tax to cover the Gift Aid claimed on your donation)
  • For regular donations are you willing to increase your giving annually, in line with inflation? It is really helpful to us if you can say yes to this.
  • Frequency of donation (where applicable) : monthly, quarterly or annual basis. Monthly donations are particularly helpful.
  • You may be asked whether you want to make your donation anonymous. If possible, please allow your name to be shown, this information is seen only by the Treasurer.

If you join the Parish Giving Scheme, please email Trudy Rankin, our Treasurer, so that she knows to expect your donation:

The website for the Parish Giving Scheme can be found at

If you currently donate to St John’s using PGS and wish to review your giving (up or down), make a one-off additional donation or have another enquiry please contact the PGS team by calling 0333 002 1260 or emailing

Alternatively write to:

Parish Giving Scheme
76 Kingsholm Road
L1 3BD

In all correspondence please provide your PGS reference number. This number is located under the address on any written correspondence from the PGS team.

Please email Trudy Rankin, our Treasurer, so that she knows about your changes:

Other Ways To Give

There are several options for giving by card. Please note that donations by card incur a fee and require additional admin to collect gift aid so the Parish Giving Scheme is strongly recommended for regular gifts.

Click Here to Give by Card

(Clicking on the ‘Give’ button during our online services will provide the same opportunity as the button above.)

This is the collection plate which is available in St John’s during services in the church building and enables gifts by contactless card as well as by cash or Gift Aid envelope.

Please visit our Volunteering Page to explore how you can bless our church with your time and talents.