12. How will the Coronavirus situation affect the Parish Giving Scheme?

Full guidance regarding the Parish Giving Scheme has been provided by the Stewardship & Income Generation Team and  can be read here but an overview is provided below.

  • To all parishes who are already on the Parish Giving Scheme, there should be no disruption to normal service
  • On Monday 27th April the PGS team launched a new, dedicated telephone service designed to enable prospective donors to set up a regular Direct Debit gift over the phone
  • To all parishes currently working on or considering launching the Parish Giving Scheme you may wish to postpone your PGS launch to your congregation but  please do encourage members of your PCC to give through the PGS at this time and thus have a chance to trial the PGS system. When you are able to launch the PGS you can reassure your congregation how well it works.
  • To all parishes who are considering whether to register for the PGS at this time - please do continue to register, following the instructions provided on Register with the PGS . You will then be able to trial the PGS with PCC members at least and be in a position to fully launch the PGS to your congregation when Covid -19 restrictions allow you to do so.


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