Being part of a church includes 3 responsibilities: praying, serving and giving. If you see yourself as a member of Christ Church, there is an expectation that you will be praying for the work of the church, serving in the ministry of the church and giving financially to the church. Financial giving is a spiritual discipline we are all called to; it allows the church to function and the Kingdom of God to grow.
How much should you give?
The New Testament does not give a mathematical sum to work out the answer to this. Rather it commands us to be generous (1Tim 6:17-19).
In reality it can be difficult to work out exactly what this means for our individual situation, but a model given by the Old Testament is that of tithing. This involves setting aside 10% of our income and giving it to our local place of worship. Giving to other causes (such as charities) is then encouraged on top of this.
How can I give?
There are many ways to give, such as cash or cheque on a Sunday, a bank transfer, using the envelop giving scheme, or through a standing order. We encourage people to give via a monthly direct debit as this helps us budget most accurately for the year and also the money is easily identified back to each individual for gift aid purposes. The easiest way to set this up is though our web site:
(via your bank)
You can set up a standing order through your online banking, in branch or by post (download form here).
Account Name: Christ Church Chester; Sort Code: 40-52-40; Account Number: 00017607
You can make an individual donation through this website:
Alternatively you can send us a cheque or use our gift envelopes and giving box by the main door of church.
Consider giving us a one-off gift if you receive unexpected income or if arranging your will.
You can leave a share of your estate or a specific sum.
However you give, if you are a UK tax payer please make sure you have filled out a gift-aid declaration form as this allows us to claim back an extra 25% on your gift. Declaration forms are available at the back of church, or on our our website.To make a gift aid declaration the correct form is found here .
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Who We Support?
DR Congo Link
Christ Church is a church in the Dioceses of Chester linked with Aru and Boga Dioceses in the DR Congo. The link seeks for us to be one church in different places, developing a world-wide understanding of the Kingdom of God. The link is supported by regular visits by Ralph our Associate Vicar accompanied by members of the congregation. Find out more and click here to visit the ABC blog or click here to visit Aru diocese own website.
West Cheshire Food Bank
Every day people in the UK go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income. The West Cheshire foodbank provides a minimum of three days emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis in the UK.
We have a box for food bank in the front of the church, if you wish to donate some food (which are non-perishable). Click here to find out what you can donate.
For more information about The West Cheshire Food Bank, click here
Street pastors are trained volunteers from local churches who care about their community.
A street pastor is someone who is…
- a Christian and is part of a local church;
- concerned for society and their local community;
- willing to engage with people, whatever their perspective on life and wherever they hang out;
- happy to work in a team and in collaboration with other agencies and projects, both statutory and voluntary.
For more information about Street Pastors and how to get involved, click here
Christians Against Poverty are passionate about lifting people out of debt and poverty through our award winning debt help service and money management course, the CAP Money Course. They started in 1996 when John Kirkby gave up his successful career in consumer finance to help people out of misery and poverty associated with unmanageable debt. They have grown into a national charity with a vision to have a CAP Debt centre, opened in partnership with a local church, in every town and city across the UK. For more information click here.
The Light Project are Christian charity that has a heart for people in Chester. In essence, they train people to go out into the streets of Chester and beyond to share the Good News of Jesus. They run a host of mission and evangelism projects and head up the foundation degree course in Theology and Evangelism.
For more information and how to get involved click Here
Chester University Christian Union
Chester University have a Christian Union for students to worship and meet other Christian within their University, For any Students who are interested and want to know more. click here
Link Up is a relational network of Churches and Church leaders in and around Chester, West Cheshire and into the wider region. Drawn from across denominations and traditions, Link Up seeks to support and extend partnership working for personal and community transformation. To find out more click here.