Giving 

‘For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich’ (2 Corinthians 8:9).

Financing the the Ministry at St Mary of Bethany is dependent upon the giving of the church family and friends.  Our ministry extends well beyond the realms of St Mary’s building. Our paid staff run extensive out-reach activities in Woking, particularly in schools ministry. Further afield, we support a wide range of mission partners.

There is a temptation in a large church like St Mary’s to feel that your contribution does not make much of a difference.  Regular giving does not cover our costs and as a result we rely on one off gifts and legacies to bridge the gap so we can cover our commitments and expenses.   We, therefore, encourage every member of the St Mary’s family to prayerfully review their financial contribution to our ministry on a regular basis. In particular:

  • Can you become a regular donor??
  • Can you raise the level of your regular giving??
  • Can you spread your giving more evenly throughout the year to enable us to budget more effectively??
  • Can you Gift Aid your donations??
  • Can you help us with other ideas?


We are so grateful for every gift that we receive. Whether you choose to give a one off donation, a regular gift or leave a gift in your will you will support our vision  to be God’s transforming people in our parish: To love Jesus, to serve and tell others, to be community.

See the links to the right to find out more about giving at St Mary's