Stewardship and giving

Stewardship is about being responsible for the things God has given us. We are passionate about caring for God’s creation; getting involved in many sustainability related projects.
Stewardship is also about using our gifts, time, skills and money well; recognising God has given us all these things.

Why does a church need money?
The Church of England receives no money from the government. We are the church, and we’re entirely dependent on the generosity of each other to sustain and develop our ministry alongside the people of Northstowe, and further afield. Each month we face a number of costs, including Ministry Share (a payment to the Diocese of Ely to cover clergy stipends, housing and central diocesan costs), room hire, all the resources we use week by week in our Gatherings,  youth and children’s work, and other community partnerships.

We are very grateful to the Church of England for initial seedcorn funding. We are delighted that we are now covering our day-to-day running costs (although not yet the full cost of Ministry Share) ourselves. Right now, support from the Benefact Trust makes a huge difference. But in due course we will need to cover all our own costs.
We also know we can’t live out our values of praying, exploring, and sharing alone: so we give on to ministries that align with our mission-values to help them, too, make a difference. 

These have included Toilet Twinning, The Children’s Society, Send A Cow, DEC, The Northstowe Youth Hive, and International Justice Mission

We are incredibly grateful for the generosity of all of our donors – thank you! 

Ways to support us: 

  • In prayer. 
  • Giving time and sharing your skills – much of our ministry relies on the time and support of our volunteers. 
  • Regular gifts by Direct Debit through the Parish Giving Scheme
  • One of gifts through our online portal at GiveALittle.
  • Single gifts by BACS, or by cheque, card or cash via our treasurer.
  • Using our EasyFundraising link when shopping online
  • Leaving a bequest  in your will.  
Make your gift go further with Gift Aid 

Please remember to Gift Aid your gift  if you are a UK taxpayer and satisfy the required criteria.  Our online giving forms handle gift aid directly. But if you are making a direct donations, please ask us  for a gift aid form. If you pay tax above the basic rate, you can claim the difference between the rate you pay and basic rate on your donation. For more information on how to claim back this tax, please visit the HMRC website

What to know more about how we spend the money you donate?
Visit our Governance page and download the latest Annual Report