Following a successful pilot from December 2020 to February 2021 the Parish Giving Scheme launched its new digital service across the country on 1st March 2021.
The digital service offers donors a new online method for setting up regular giving by direct debit via the Parish Giving Scheme website at www.parishgiving.org.uk
Benefits For Donors
PGS website visitors can easily search for the parish they wish to support with regular giving using the search tool and then set up their direct debit in a few easy steps
The digital service offers donors complete control over their giving with:
- 24/7 access to your online giving account
- freedom to change the value of direct debits and giving preferences at any time.
The introduction of the digital service means there are now three, simple and secure ways to give to your church via the PGS:
- by phone
- by post.
Benefits for PGS Registered Parishes
Parishes already registered with the PGS have access to a “resource pack” of materials on the PGS website that will help them promote the PGS Digital Service to their congregation and local community. The resource pack consists of essential “How to Guides”, posters and prepared social media content as well as a newsletter template which can be adapted to suit.
PGS Statement Receivers can download the resource pack by logging in to their “My PGS” statement receiver account on the PGS website by visiting www.parishgiving.org.uk. For guidance please access the step by step instructions entitled How to Set up your Online Statement Receiver Account which can be downloaded from the files at the foot of this page.
Registered parishes will also be able to edit their “parish landing page” with more detailed information about their parish by logging in to their “MY PGS” account on the PGS website. It’s a good idea to include a welcoming message for donors on your parish landing page to explain the impact that their giving will have on your parish. For step by step instructions please access the document How to Update Your Parish Landing Page from the resources below.
For an introduction to the PGS Digital Service watch a recorded webinar by Stewardship Officer, Janet Edmond.
Resources to Download