Parish Giving Scheme

Why give through the Parish Giving Scheme?
The Parish Giving Scheme (PGS) is simply the best way you can support St Mark’s, especially as we look to reduce the amount of cash we handle to slow the spread of COVID-19.

The PGS is an Anglican charity. Most Liverpool Diocese parishes have joined and over half of English dioceses support it. Joining the PGS makes a huge difference compared with weekly envelopes or cash on the plate because we can collect your gift now. It is more efficient than standing orders. Find out more at

Your gift is always in your full control (by email or phone) with PGS. The Scheme is for every church member with a bank account. You do not need to pay tax. Your gift leaves your account by Direct Debit on the 1st of each month. It is in church name’s account by the 11th and any Gift Aid reclaims by the end of the month. The PGS saves time and administration and helps with cash flow.

Your gift will support our ministry and PGS helps us make generous giving part of our daily life and discipleship.

How do I join?
You can give to St Mark’s by making a ten-minute phone call.
Have your bank details to hand: account number, sort code and the name of your bank.

You will need to give the following details when prompted.

Our full church name is:
Wigan Town Centre, Pemberton: St Mark, Newtown
Our unique church code is: 

The PGS phone number is: 
0333 002 1271
(The call costs no more than a national call to a landline and counts towards inclusive minutes)

When you ring the PGS office they will guide you through the process. If you are a taxpayer and wish to Gift Aid you can arrange this during your phone call. Any existing Gift Aid declaration to church name is unaffected. You have the option to increase your giving by inflation each year. Many do this. If you do choose this, PGS will check with you every year to make sure you still want to increase your Direct Debit. 

What happens next? 
You will receive confirmation by email or post of your Direct Debit, the amount and date of your first PGS gift. If you already give by standing order, remember to cancel it once PGS have confirmed with you.  

How much does it cost?
Nothing. The PGS makes no charge on your gift; everything you give goes into the church bank account.

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