Ways to Give to St Mary's

There are many ways you can give to St Mary’s:

  • Regular Giving: Standing Order and Pink Envelopes;
  • Within Church;
  • By post;
  • Legacy.


Standing Order
Giving directly from an individual's bank account on a regular basis to the Church's bank account.

It is necessary to make a signed Declaration to put this in place, which gives the Donor's name and address, date when the giving is to start, the amount and the details of the Donor's bank account. Giving can be made on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis.

Set up a Standing Order with your bank or building society using these details:

Payee:  PCC of Riverhead with Dunton Green
Payee's Bank:  CAF Bank Ltd, 5 Kings Hill Avenue, Kings Hill, West Malling, Kent  ME19 4JQ
Sort Code: 40-52-40
Account No: 00024384

Or download a Regular Giving Pro Forma, including Banker's Standing Order form, here.

If you are a UK taxpayer, please also fill out a Gift Aid (multiple donation) Declaration form, which allows us to reclaim tax on any donations you make to us.

Pink Envelopes
The Pink Freewill Offering Envelopes are for people who Gift Aid their weekly payments. You will be provided with a set of 52 envelopes into which a weekly offering can be placed and then put into the collection plate at Church services.


There are two main ways of giving whilst in Church:

Collection in service
You can give to the Church when attending a service either using the offering baskets which are passed along the pews during our Sunday services, or

Yellow envelopes
If you are a tax payer and wish the church to reclaim tax on your gift then you can place your collection within a yellow envelope, which can be found on each pew. All you have to do is put your gift in the envelope and complete the details on the front of the envelope and put it into the offering baskets that are passed along the pews during the service.



At St Mary's, we welcome all gifts in Wills, however large or small, and we promise to use your gift to make a difference in our Parish.

Our PCC legacy policy is to use gifts to help fund significant development projects, whether buildings, equipment or staff.

Since needs change over the years, we encourage you to leave a gift in your Will for the general purposes of the Parish rather than for a restricted purpose.

We will discuss possible uses of your gift with your executors when the time comes, bearing in mind your known areas of interest in the Church (e.g. music, buildings, children and youth, overseas mission or aid) and the Church's priorities at the time.

You can be confident that your gift will be used to make a real difference to our future mission and ministry.

We will acknowledge gifts in whatever way the donor and/or his/her executors feel most appropriate too. Equally, we can make sure that gifts remain anonymous if the donor prefers.

If you would like to make a gift to our Church in memoriam, please come and discuss this with us too.

It can be a wonderful and appropriate way to remember a loved one.


Time and Talents
Being part of St Mary's Church does not just mean coming to Church on Sunday, although that's a very good start! This Parish thrives because its members get involved and support the life and worship of the Church, and its role in the local community. Many people make a huge contribution by giving time, practical ability and creativity.

Sunday Club Leaders or Helpers
Leaders and Helpers are needed for the children's groups (aged 0-11) on Sundays, as are Helpers to facilitate the group. Training and support are provided.

Drivers for the housebound
Volunteers are needed to drive people to Church and home again.

We need the following help to assist at Sunday services: readers, sidespeople. We also need people to be involved in the leadership and management of the Church by becoming a member of the Parochial Church Council (PCC).

We would encourage, young or old, whatever you consider your ability, to think about helping out with the Choir. You don't have to be a 'great singer'; you don't need to read music. You'll get all the help, guidance and encouragement you need. It's a very friendly Choir and singing with other people is hugely enjoyable and fulfilling. Rehearsals are usually on a Thursday evening, but please don't let that put you off if you can't attend every time.


If you would like any further information about any of the above, please also see the information on the Contact Us page.