Semley Parish Giving Scheme

pound signs sIt is now a year since The Parish Giving Scheme (PGS) was launched in Semley and the PCC wishes to thank all those who have signed up for the scheme. The generosity of new donors and those who have increased their level of giving on changing to the new scheme is particularly appreciated. The initiative has already resulted in increased regular donations to St Leonard’s Church and we hope that others will join the scheme or change to it from donating by standing order. It will never be too late to do so and if you have mislaid the paperwork distributed last September replacements are available from Andrew Oatts. Alternatively, you can now join the scheme by submitting your details by phone, for which you will need our parish code: 340634399. Full details about the scheme and how to join are available here.

As we continue to feel the effects of coronavirus restrictions, including limited numbers in church and the cancellation of fundraising events, church income continues to fall yet our overheads are unchanged. However, St Leonard’s Church remains open every Wednesday and Sunday as a quiet place for prayer or contemplation in difficult times, and our clergy and lay volunteers continue to work hard to maintain our regular services of Sunday worship. Please remember that whilst your church continues to be here for the community, it also relies on that community to support it. Thank you.