The parish is self-funding and relies on regular giving to meet costs.
There are three ways you can regularly donate money to St John’s: cash in the offertory plate, giving envelopes and direct deposit.
We welcome all giving, but only giving envelopes and direct deposit allow you to claim back on your taxes.
Giving envelopes can be organised for weekly, fortnightly or monthly giving. If you would like to be on this system, contact Graham Soal, 970-1336. You can set up giving by direct deposit to our Westpac account, Anglican Parish of Johnsonville, 030525 0203556 00. In the details include your name and “offering”.
If you wish to make a one-off donation, contact Tina in the office, 973-1729 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food for the foodbanks is collected at each Sunday service. You can place these in the basket at the back of the church before the start of the service. The offerings are brought up to the altar along with plate offerings.
Giving money to wider missions
We also run a mission table at Sunday services once a month. This is a chance to bring along baking, craft items and small second-hand goods for sale. Remember to have some change in your pocket those Sundays – there are always some good things available for purchase.
Do you have a missions box? In addition to our monthly stall, we collect mission donations in April and October. Money from the boxes goes to New Zealand Anglican Board of Missions. If you would like to be able to put aside spare change, talk to our Mission Motivator, David Earle, or to Ben. Of course you can donate without having a mission box—put the money in an envelope marked “Missions” and give it to David or leave it at the back of the church.
There are a number of Christian mission organisations in New Zealand that are either formally connected to the Anglican church or have a long tradition of support from Anglican parishes, these include:
- The Anglican Missions Board
- Christian World Service
- Tear Fund Christian Action
- World Vision New Zealand
You can click on the links above to visit their websites and find out what they do and how to contribute.