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Money and Giving at Christ Church

Thank you for taking the time to visit our giving page

80% of our income at Christ Church comes from the regular giving of the church family, together with the tax we can reclaim from HMRC under the Gift Aid scheme. 

Most church members choose give regularly (usually monthly) and this regular income helps the church leadership to plan for the coming year.  If this doesn't suit you, you can make a one-off gift.

We encourage you to read the information on this page and then prayerfully ask God how he is prompting you to respond. 

Once you have decided, there are lots of different ways you can make your gift and this page will guide you to the most appropriate way for you.

If you have any questions on money and giving at Christ Church, please contact our Giving Administrator or the Church Office on 0117 973 6524 or via email.

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


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Our Approach to Giving

We believe that giving is primarily part of our worship, and an outworking of our discipleship. The bible is very clear that the way we use our money matters deeply to God, and is a means by which we are called to bless individuals, cities and nations.
Everything we give – whether time, gifts, or money – is in response to what we’ve been given in and by Jesus, in whom we meet an extravagantly generous God who loves us unconditionally. We give our best back to him so that, through his church, his Kingdom brings heaven’s justice, mercy, goodness, healing, and restoration to earth. In return, God promises to bless us with all we need to live lives of generosity.

You can read more about our approach to giving in our Guide to Supporting Christ Church Financially or by watching a talk given by Paul Langham, our vicar, in September 2018.



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The Cost of Running Christ Church

(All the data in this section was correct as of April 2018)

During 2017, the  church leadership made some bold decisions, stepping out in faith in response to God’s leading, to
  • increase what we give through the Diocese (Parish Share) to support ministry in areas of our city (such as Avonmouth and Lawrence Weston) which would struggle to resource this themselves
  • invest in ‘The Spire’ Coffee House which is already seeing 80% of those using it coming from the wider community – Clifton, Bristol and beyond
  • employ our new Youth Pastors, who are already having a significant Kingdom impact on our young people and their families
  • invest in our new strategic partnership with TearFund’s PEP project in Uganda to empower local churches to transform their communities
  • offer our basement flat to an asylum seeker rent free 

We also continue to enable our many existing ministries – Seniors Ministry, Children’s Ministry, Pre-School, Soup and Breakfast Runs for the homeless, our Ministry into Christ Church Primary School to name but a few: all of which are funded from within the church family.
Having stepped out in faith to pursue the Lord’s leading in the decisions detailed above, we ended 2017 with a shortfall of £40,000.
For 2018, it will cost £11,750 per week to run Christ Church – but our income is currently just £11,200: a shortfall of £550 per week. 
The picture below gives a visual representation of this (click the picture to zoom in).


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Our Budget and Accounts

(All the data in this section was correct as of April 2018)

Our annual report and accounts for 2017 are available here

Our simplified budget for 2018 is available here

We have also created a sheet of Facts, FAQ's and Myth Busters, which is available here.

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How Can I Give?

There are a number of different ways you can make your gift to Christ Church.  Please follow this link and we will guide you through the process and help you make the right choice.
Alternatively you can go straight to our Online Giving Portal to set up a regular or one-off gift and Gift Aid claim by either Direct Debit or Debit/Credit Card.  It’s quick, easy and secure and you will be guided through the whole process.

Christ Church Clifton is a UK Registered Charity, number 1130529