Giving and Finance

Why should I give?

As members of God’s family we belong to Him. All that we are and all that we have are His. Part of our family responsibility is to invest the resources He gives us for His purposes and for His glory. In the Bible God calls us to respond to Him in thankfulness by giving to and through our local church where we are fed and nurtured. We are asked to give liberally, joyfully, generously and freely, and in proportion to our ability. The Church of England has produced a great booklet The Money Revolution to help Christians think about their finances.

This gives you the information about Stewardship in the Parish here

The simple message is that the Parish of the Resurrection relies on giving by its congregation and supporting community to fund everything it does.  Please support us generously.

How should I give regularly?

Our parish is registered with The Parish Giving Scheme and we strongly recommend donating through it.  Here is a basic document about it Parish Giving Scheme

This fuller document gives detailed information here

The Parish Giving Scheme is a mechanism set up to help manage regular donations

  • Donations are made using a Direct Debit instruction
  • You are always in charge of what you give
  • Any Gift Aid plus your donation is automatically passed back to the parish within ten days of collection
  • You can choose to automatically increase your gift annually in line with inflation
  •  It is secure, confidential and easy to use, supporting the parish
  • If you wish to do this then please speak with Tim Sturt on 01252 710968 or

Online Banking (Standing Order and One-off gifts)   If you have access to Online Banking and you want to do a BACS transfer as a one-off gift then The Parish of the Resurrection’s bank details are:

Account Name: Parish of the Resurrection Alton

Sort Code: 40-52-40

Account No: 00029109

Bank: CAF Bank

Giving by cheque  These can be made to the Parish Office and are made payable to The Parish of the Resurrection Alton.

Giving in Sunday collections   We have collections at all our main services.  Please do contribute if you wish and if you are a UK taxpayer, please complete a gift aid envelope that can be found in the churches.

Website Donation  Hit the Donate button on the homepage.  You can donate a one off gift or make it a regular donation.  An easy way to give.

Gift Aid   Whichever way you choose to give to the Parish of the Resurrection, of you are a tax payer we encourage you please to complete a gift aid form,  Gift Aid is a simple way to increase the value of your gift – at no extra cost to you!  We can reclaim the basic rate of tax (25%) on your gift.  Completing a form means your past and future giving can be included easily.  The gift aid form is

Thinking of leaving a legacy?

If you are considering making a bequest to the parish of Cove or have already included a gift to the Parish of Cove in your will and would like to talk to somebody or require more information, then please feel free to contact us.
This information will be treated in confidence and is not binding in any way.

General information is also available from

Financial Arrangements in the Parish

Colin Aiken is the Parish Treasurer with oversight of the budget and account

Rev. Andrew Micklefield is currently acting as the interim Chairman of the Finance & Administration Committee for the PCC and is available to help with queries

Tori Hewitt is the Book-keeper making sure all records are kept accurately and in a form for examination

Philippa Penfold, our Parish Administrator, is dealing with the payment of all bills, receipts, invoices and fees.  If you need something to be paid from parish funds it will need to be passed to Philippa in the Parish Office or by email to  She will firstly seek authorisation and then make the payment either by BACS to your account or by cheque.