Giving – How to support us

Any donations, large or small, will be very much appreciated!

Please help to keep St Oswald’s operating both as a centre of worship and as a resource for the local community

What it costs to keep St Oswald’s going

We have to find £90,000 a year. That’s £1,730 a week or about £250 every day! About two thirds of this money has to be paid to the diocese, and in return the diocese provides a vicar and a vicarage, clergy pensions, other staff, etc. For more details, read our Annual Report (there is a link on the About Us page.)

The Church building, activities and clergy are entirely funded by voluntary contributions. We do NOT receive any financial support from the Government, the Diocese, or the Church Commissioners.

Ways of Giving

A Collection Plate is passed round during Sunday services but the PCC Treasurer is always pleased to receive donations which can be given in a number of other ways:

Regular giving by Banker’s Order. Download a Standing Order form. The form should be completed and sent to your bank.
This is our preferred method of giving. Knowing how much money we will receive on a regular basis helps us to plan our finances.

Regular Weekly Giving Envelopes. A box of envelopes can be collected at the back of the church where the appropriate form can also be completed.

The Church Box is located at the back of the church. Cash or cheques can be deposited here. Please use a Gift Aid envelope if you can (see below).
The Church Box is emptied regularly.

Donations may also be sent to the PCC Treasurer at the address below.

Please note that cheques should be made payable to
The Anglican Parish of Bollington PCC“.

Gift Aid

If you are a taxpayer, you can make your donation much more valuable by completing a Gift Aid form. Donating through Gift Aid means charities (and community amateur sports clubs) can claim an extra 25p for every £1 you give. It won’t cost you any extra.
Read more about this on the UK Government website

Download  a Gift Aid Form.
Please send the completed form to
PCC Treasurer
c/o St Oswald’s Church
Bollington Road
Bollington
SK10 5EG
The form can also be left at the back of the church for collection.

Gift Aid Envelopes are also available near the Church Box.

Shop at the Co-op

Select St Oswald’s Church Bollington as your favourite charity on the Co-op members portal – valid until October 2021!

Online Shopping

You can support us every time you shop on line through Easy Fundraising or The Giving Machine at NO ADDITIONAL COST to you! This is particularly effective when you book high cost items like HOLIDAYS. Sign up with one or of these organisations and nominate St Oswald’s Bollington as your chosen charity. Then visit one or other site BEFORE you select a retailer to shop online.

Become a Friend of St. Oswald’s.

Help to keep our church building open as a resource for the local community. Read more

A message from our Archdeacon

The Venerable Ian Bishop, Archdeacon of Macclesfield, came to St Oswald’s to preach on 7 June 2015. Here are a few extracts from his sermon:

  • If the writer of Genesis was telling us anything about the creation that God had put together is that it was pretty good! Abundant, peaceful and beautiful. God had made a place for men and women that was all they needed.
  • Jesus said “You cannot serve both God and money”…we find ourselves driven to acquire what we haven’t got… we’re too focused on the baubles of earth. The apple that we’re not supposed to take.
  • The people of faith in this country give to charity… look after some of the most amazing buildings in this country at no cost to the nation, employ thousands of people who care for the poor and the weak… But we still make bad decisions about what to do with our money and our time and our energy. …I see the giving figures across the Diocese and I’m astonished how little people do give. So many people give less than £5 a week…

You can read the full text of the sermon here.