As a benefice we support various local charities, as well as raising money for the upkeep of the churches, and to pay our Parish Share.
Although BACS has been creeping in, traditionally much of our congregational giving has been by cash collections during services. During the pandemic this has had to change, and there are numerous other ways of contributing.
Click on the Giving button below to find alternative ways of donating in the current climate.
Giving to the churches
Would you be able to make a donation to one of the Barton churches? Even a small donation can help, but if that is not possible right now, we understand.
Click the "Giving" button if this is of interest - you can give by BACS, standing order, text, cash or cheque.
If you can Gift Aid your donation that would help too as this adds 25p to every £1 you give.
If you are a regular member of a congregation your Treasurer will already know if you normally Gift Aid your donation, but if you would like to request a Gift Aid form please email us with the name of your PCC.
Duns Tew's Charity of the Quarter
Duns Tew supports 4 different charities each year; the current one is listed here
Donations may be left (in an envelope marked with the name of the charity) at either 34 Duns Tew, or at Nonesuch, Hill Farm Lane. Alternatively email our treasurer or ring 01869 340632 for online payment details.
Because of this year's peculiarities, we were not able to accept donations of fresh produce, but non perishable and tinned goods were collected at our harvest services, and donations split between Polly's work with the homeless in Banbury, and the Food Banks.
Polly has been extremely grateful for all our continuing support, particularly, as many of her normal sources of surplus food and clothing have dried up due to the Covid-19 pandemic. She says:
“Life is very different for us all, yet you still find it in your hearts to help me to provide for the many empty tummies! Thank you”
The North Oxfordshire Foodbank emailed:
"Can you pass on the thanks of the Foodbank to all in the Barton’s Benefice for all their gifts this Harvest time and throughout the year.
Our parcel numbers have doubled because there are more people in difficulties, many, never imagining they would see themselves ever in need of a Foodbank. This means we have a greatly increased need for supplies.
We have a very depleted store at the moment but the signs for us filing our boxes again for the coming months are encouraging, especially when we see donations coming in like yours, so early in the season of Harvest."
"Ride & Stride" in aid of the Oxfordshire Historic Churches Trust
Every September, people are invited to undertake sponsored rides or walks between as many churches as they can manage, to raise money for the maintainance of historic churches in the area. Half of the sponsorship goes to the Trust and the other half to the rider's own church. See our Events and Social page for what happened locally this year!