The example of Jesus life makes clear the obligation of Christians to be ‘giving’.   Christians have come to call this: ‘stewardship’.    

Implicit in ‘stewardship’ is the knowledge that everything that we are provided for on earth, ultimately comes to us from  from God.  Unless God gives first, then we have nothing to own or share.   We exist on earth as a direct result of the generous stewardship of God.

Our stewardship takes on several forms, and will evolve over time.   One important way of engaging in stewardship, has been for the St Mary’s church family to engage with social and fundraising activities.   A positive time is had by all, and finances are raised.   As a church we are becoming more aware of the importance of using these opportunities to support initiatives in the community -not just the church. 

Stewardship has also been expressed by many members of the church family taking on responsibilities in the life of the church.   Whether it be cleaning the toilets, serving on PCC, being the parish treasurer, serving as a eucharistic minister, leading prayers  – these things and many more- are our expressions, responding to the goodness of God.   We serve God in His ministry by carrying out these roles – and often even with a smile !  

Financial Giving

a necessary aspect of our stewardship

Like it has for so many areas of society, the lockdown brought about by COVID-19 has had a significant financial affect on the Church -both nationally and in St Mary Chickerell.

We desperately need your help financially.

If you can help is with a one-off donation, or set up a regular giving plan, please consider this.   We are in the process of making this possible, via the application below.   It will take you too external website, whop will manage your donation for us -trabsferring it from your account, to th church account.

We also include a video, to help explain the situation.  If you have any questions, do contact Jeremy Brading, the parish priest.

Please click on the picture above, and you will be transported to our donation handling webpage.

This has been set up, following the procedures provided by the Church of England.  You can view these here.