Ways to give
Making your offering go further:
Donating through Gift Aid means we can claim an extra 25p for every £1 you give. It will not cost you any extra.
Please complete a gift aid declaration if you are eligible; each of the methods of giving listed below include this option.
Making a single donation:
If you would like to make a one-off donation to Shirley Parish* please click here.
You will be given the option to choose the amount you wish to give, and (if you pay tax) to Gift Aid your donation. You can also choose to receive a receipt for your gift.
*Shirley Parish comprises the churches of St James the Great, Shirley; Christ the King, Shirley;
and St John the Divine, Tidbury Green.
Making a regular offering via the Parish Giving Scheme:
Making a regular offering helps us to plan our finances and make the most of the resources available.
Using the Parish Giving Scheme enables you to set up a direct debit on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis; with an option for you to choose to increase your gift annually in line with inflation if you wish. You can amend the amount you give at any time.
It allows us to receive Gift Aid quickly and efficiently, and reduces the time spent handling cash, so the office team can focus on other priorities.
To set up your giving online, please click the links below
Christ the King: Please click here
St James the Great: Please click here
St John the Divine: Please click here
To set up your giving over the phone, please call 0333 002 1271, Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm. You will need your bank account details and the name and code of your church:
Christ the King: Code 020 602 220
St James the Great: Code 020 602 173
St John the Divine: Code 020 602 174
The call will take around 10 minutes.
For more details on both online and telephone giving, please see here.
If you prefer to use a paper form, please contact the Parish Office on 0121 745 8896.
Making a regular offering in other ways
If you prefer to make a regular offering via another route (eg by Standing Order or via the Envelope Scheme), please contact the Parish Office on 0121 745 8896.
Leaving a legacy
If you would like to remember us in your will, this would be greatly appreciated. For this purpose, our legal name is “The Parochial Church Council of the Ecclesiastical Parish of Shirley”.
What's Gift Aid and how do I do it?
Donating with Gift Aid means we can claim an extra 25p for every £1 you give at no cost to you.
If you have not already completed a Gift Aid form for Shirley Parish, please download and complete the form available here and include it with your donation, or post it through the Parish Office door. The registered name of the charity is "The Parochial Church Council of the Ecclesiastical Parish of Shirley."
Gift Aid forms are also available at the back of St James'.