United Benefice of Thornhill & Whitley Lower

Serving our local communities

Giving to Thornhill Parish Church

 The running costs of our friendly church family and warm and well-ordered church are £205/day. Our main cost is £700 a week for the Parish Share to the Diocese who pay for our Rector. On average only about £30/day is paid for by the Government, so we need your financial help to fulful our mission to worship God, to minister to the needs of Thornhill so that the local community grows in faith and fellowship as a family of believers.

   We fund separately through grants & special donations our renewal projects, churchyard upkeep, community initiatives and work with children.

 How much should I give?

This question is asked by visitors and church members.  We do not want to be prescriptive there is no membership or visitor fee. We ask people to give what they decide that they can afford.

        The Church of England has always encouraged people to give 10% of their income away; half to the church and half to their chosen charities. The table below gives a model of how much this would mean for those with different taxed income.


Net Income:







 if giving:   5%














 If you Gift Aid your contribution (an option available to all UK tax payers) the Government increased your donation by a quarter.

  All giving to the church is managed by our Parish Gift Aid Officer and is kept confidential.

 How to give?

The most convenient way for us to receive a regular donation is by standing order. If you would like give to the work of the Thornhill Parish Church via standing order click here to download a standing order form. Please complete the form and send it to your bank or use the details to set up a standing order by phone or online with your bank.  Please tell the Gift Aid Officer or the Treasurer that  you have done this and fill in a Gift Aid form if you wish here. If you want to give a single donation, pay by BACS, or a cheque, payable to Thornhill Parochial Church Council. You can also give using our envelope scheme or by putting cash on the collection plate at any service. If you give by standing order there are gifting cardsavailable at the back of church to symbolise your offering which can be put on the collection plate each week.      You can also use our Cotactless Givig machine in church.

  Legacy and Wills

The Church has been remembered by many generous benefactors in the past. Why not consider leaving the Church something in your Will today, and set up a legacy?

If you would like further information or to discuss this or any other aspect of giving  including joining the envelope scheme please contact our Gift Aid Officer Christine Sheerin at  Tel Number 01924 437982 ; christine.sheerin@hotmail.co.uk  

Further information can be found on the  Church Legacy web site click here. 

Thank you for considering giving to our church.


Fund raising and  Giving online

 Shop Online and Raise Funds 

Did you know you can raise funds for church whilst shopping online? Its completely FREE to register and you wont pay a penny more for your shopping when you use the easyfundraising site. In fact you can even SAVE MONEY as many retailers offer discounts, special offers and even 'e-vouchers' exclusive to easyfundraising.

 If you shop online anyway then why not raise valuable extra funds for us by using this fantastic scheme. All you need to do is visit www.easyfundraising.org.uk and when you register, select Thornhill Parish Church as the organisation you wish to support.

  Search on the internet and raise funds for church

When you search the internet with Easysearch (instead of Google or another search engine), youll raise funds for us with every search you make! Just like Easyfundraising its completely free to use and if you make just 10 searches a day, you could raise £20 a year - or more - for us, just by switching to Easysearch.


  Easysearch is a good search engine that combines the strengths of several search providers together