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Did you know that it costs approximately £100,000 each year to maintain the mission and ministry of this benefice?  And like all charities, we rely on the kindness of those who give so generously to the church.  If you are able to support us why not consider setting up a standing order for a regular gift?  It's easily done and means we are able to both save on administration costs and plan our income - enabling us to provide the ministry that is used by so many in our parishes. 

We welcome one-off donations at any time.  How about raising money for the church instead of a gift list for a wedding, special celebration or big birthday? 

As you may be aware, your donation could be worth 25% more to us (at no extra cost to you) if you are a UK tax-payer.  All you need to do is fill in a Gift Aid Form (click here for St Mary's Kingsclere or here for Ashford Hill with Headley)and send it to us.  You need only do this once and any donations you give will be eligible for this additional benefit.  If you stop paying tax please do inform us so that we can ensure any future donations are not claimed.

Should you want to donate by cheque please make your cheque payable depending on which parish you would like it to benefit:

Parochial Church Council, Kingsclere

or

Ashford Hill with Headley PCC

all donations should be sent to the Vicarage: Rev Ben Read, The Vicarage, Fox's Lane, Kingsclere, Newbury, Berks, RG20 5SL

 

For those who would like to donate to the Keystone Project at St Mary's, Kingsclere (which is used specifically for the maintenance and development of the church building, and for ensuring that the church is a safe, welcoming space able to serve the community for years to come) you might like to consider giving through the Greenham Common Trust "Find me a Grant" scheme.  This enables the project to benefit from match-funded donations and also gift aid - meaning that each £10 donation is actually worth up to £22.50 to the project.  If you would like to give in this way please visit https://www.findmeagrant.org/nhants/payment/paymentform.aspx?appid=728dff03-b40d-44a2-bbff-64e4c5d47cb1