Support the work of St Mark's
St Mark’s Church members generously help support the work of the church with their time and talents as well as their financial giving. It costs £1460 a week to maintain the ministry, worship and mission of our church. The rest of the financial support is achieved through fund raising. This is from organised activities and contributions from visitors to our beautiful building.
If you feel you would like to support the work of St Mark’s Church with your time and talents or financially, here are a few ways in which you can do that.
Offer Your Time and Talents
We all have different gifts. If you would like to offer your time and talents they are always greatly appreciated. We need people to help with social events, share ideas for fundraising, polish the brasses, help clean the church on a rota basis, taking part in services, make or serve refreshments and lots more. The list is endless and we would love to hear from you.
Sign up for easy fundraising
Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising free donations for St Mark’s Church Natland, with easyfundraising?
There are over 6,100 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation – including eBay, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com and M&S – and it won’t cost you a penny extra to help us raise funds.
All you need to do is:
1. Go to https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/stmarkschurchnatland/?utm_campaign=raise-more and join for free. 2. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping.
3. After you’ve checked out, the retailer will make a donation to St Mark’s Church Natland at no extra cost to you whatsoever!
There are no catches or hidden charges and St Mark’s Church Natland will be really grateful for your donations.
Thank you for your support.
Donate on line
Make a donation through Give a Little on the following link.
Donation by Text
Make a donation to church using your mobile phones by texting Mark to 70085. This will donate £5. To change the amount you want to donate just put a number without a space after Mark up to a maximum of 20.
If you would like to start regular payments to St Mark’s Church please contact us so we can make it easy for you.
Leaving a gift in your will
Here at St Mark’s Natland we welcome all gifts in wills, however large or small. We promise to use your gift to make a difference in our parish.
Our PCC Legacy Policy is to use gifts to help fund significant developments in our ministry and mission. You can be confident that your gift will be used to make a real difference.
Since needs change over the years, we encourage you to leave a gift in your will for the general purposes of the parish rather than for a restricted purpose. We will discuss possible uses of your gift with your executors when the time comes We will bear in mind your known areas of interest in the church (e.g. music, buildings, children and youth) and the church’s priorities at the time.
We will acknowledge gifts in whatever way the donor and/or their executors feel most appropriate. Equally, we can make sure that gifts remain anonymous if the donor prefers.
If you would like to talk to someone in confidence about the sorts of purposes your gift might fund, and how you would like your gift to be acknowledged, please contact one of the clergy or church wardens and we will be happy to discuss your gift with you.
If you would like to make a gift to our church in memory of a loved one, please do come and discuss this with us. It can be a wonderful and appropriate way to remember a loved one.