Legacies are a lifeline for our churches. Each year around 5,000 people leave a gift in their will to a Church of England parish. In total, parishes receive around £50 million in legacy gifts each year – gifts to finance mission projects, maintain beautiful church buildings and grow faithful communities.
For many people, leaving a gift in their will is a final opportunity to make a lasting gift to God. It is also a way to make a lasting difference to the future of their church and community. The Church of England has produce a helpful leaflet which will help you explore how you can make provision in your will for a legacy to the Church.
Download the document below for further information.
We can reclaim 25% of your gifts and donations from the government. This comes from the tax you pay on your income and which we can claim back to support the church. This costs you nothing. Please use the gift aid form found below. Every little extra bit helps out: especially if it comes from your taxes.
With this in mind, we ask every member of the church family to consider how much he or she is prepared to give to the work of the church's ministry - a weekly or monthly sum: we ask you to pledge this sum as a financial commitment, since it gives our parishes more certainty in planning their financial outlays. Please see the document below for more information.
The Parish Giving Scheme is the principal way in which we finance your parish church.
Donations can be made on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis by Direct Debit using a PGS gift form. This scheme will boost your donation by 25p of Gift Aid for every £1 you donate
(at no extra cost to you or us.)
Do please see the Download document below for further information.
Rupert hoping for a second night of Christmas songs.
Volunteers Tea party for 40 volunteers
Flower team training day
FINDING THIS CHURCH
THE CHURCH HISTORY
The Parish Church of St Andrew's is the oldest documented building in Medstead. The origins of the Church and the parish of Medstead can be traced back to the Saxon period. The first known reference to the Church is in the Domesday Book of 1086.
At the time of the Norman Conquest in 1066, it is likely St Andrew's was a small, two-celled chapel built of either flint or wood. It appears likely the Church was substantially enlarged or replaced around 1160, to which the oldest work now existing, the North Arcade of the Nave, has been dated.
Between 1853 and 1861 significant alterations were made to the church and, in essence, these alterations provided the building we see today.