Giving time

If you'd like to be involved with the life of the church, we always appreciate volunteers! We suggest you should just rest with us for the first six months though, to see who we are and how you might fit in. 

You might like to help with (in no particular order): welcoming, serving tea and coffee, reading the Bible and leading prayers in a service, children's activities, music, audio/visual, livestreaming, cleaning, gardening, visiting, praying, maintaining the building, fundraising, administration, mentoring, leading a small group... the list is endless.

In line with the Diocesan Safeguarding Policy, some roles require volunteers to follow our safer recruiting procedures and undergo DBS checks and safeguarding training. This includes all roles involving children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Please contact us to have a chat about how you can help.

Giving money

St Mark's receives no central funding - everything we do depends on the generosity of our congregation and friends.

Where does the money come from?

St Mark’s receives some income from fees and lettings but we rely entirely on donations to meet all the remaining costs. In fact 75% of our income usually comes from the gifts of members of the congregation and visitors, including gift aid. Our costs include staffing, ministry expenses and materials, running and maintaining our buildings, and our contribution to the Diocese – a total of around £160,000 per year. For special projects, we raise extra money.

We follow the biblical principle of tithing and give 10% of all the income we receive to support mission partners and others in doing God’s work elsewhere. See the organisations we support page for more details. 

Jesus talked a lot about money and stewardship. We want to see God’s Kingdom come right here in Leamington and New Milverton. We don’t ask anyone to give more than they can afford, but we do encourage everyone to give generously of what they can; only then can we continue to serve God as we do, and take hold of the new opportunities he provides.

How can I give?

Donating with Gift Aid means that St Mark's can claim an extra 25p for every £1 you give. It will not cost you any extra but you will need to give us some extra information when you make your donation.

Parish Giving Scheme

This is a national approved scheme to give by direct debit. It relieves us of any administration needed to manage this and helps to keep your giving up to date with inflation. Gift Aid is also dealt with by the national team which saves us time and effort. It can be set up online, by phone or post. Please ask the office or a warden for more information. Regular giving like this is especially helpful, as it makes our financial planning easier.

Standing Order:

For regular gifts, please set up directly with your bank, this link takes you to our giving form which includes our bank details and a gift aid declaration form. Or ask the office or a warden

You can put the form in the collection bowl at the back of church or hand it in to the office in an envelope. 

Cash and cheques:

If you are able to donate with Gift Aid, please complete one of the yellow donation envelopes and place it on the collection plate at the back of Church. Cheques can be made payable to ‘St Mark’s PCC’. If you aren’t sure whether we have a gift aid form from you, please check with the office, or complete an extra one and enclose it with your donation. 

Online donations:

You can donate online by clicking the button below. You can use gift aid to increase the amount we receive after the payment process is complete.

Donate Here

Legacy Giving:

You might like to consider including St Mark’s in your will. See for some useful advice.

Other useful information

St Mark’s registered charity number is 1128485.