Giving Money

The work of Cheltenham Minster with St Matthew, staff and buildings is financed by the generous contributions of its members.  Making a regular financial contribution is not only biblical but a very practical way of being all involved with the whole church and demonstrating commitment and support.

A full financial report, audited accounts and annual budget are published each year and made available at the Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM). The elected PCC scrutinises and authorises expenditure throughout the year to ensure good stewardship of all financial gifts.  Cheltenham Minster with St Matthew is a Registered Charity: 1131805.

Visitors to us are under no obligation to give.

Ways you can give:

– Parish Giving Scheme (PGS)

The Church of England offers a Christian presence in every community, and by giving regularly, we enable the Church to survive and grow. The Parish Giving Scheme (PGS) helps us to best manage regular donations and is run as a partnership between dioceses.

Donations can be made monthly, quarterly or annually, and although they are made to the PGS, donations are restricted to our parish. The donation, including any Gift Aid, is passed back to our parish within ten days of collection. The Scheme gives you the option to commit in principle, to increasing your gift in line with inflation, which potentially has a huge impact on the life and future of our church. The System is secure, confidential and easy to use.
For full details on the Scheme and how to support us through PGS, go to the website or to access the telephone service 0333 002 1271 or email   You will need the PGS Code specifically for gifting to the PCC of Cheltenham Minster with St Matthew which is ‘164/CHTM’.

– One-off or occasional gifts

For occasional or one-off gifts, you are invited to use our new facility DONATE™ on your mobile or tablet device*.  DONATE™ is an integrated platform across text, web and contactless for donations.

To donate £1, text CRBN01 to 70201
To donate £3, text CRBN01 to 70331
To donate £5, text CRBN01 to 70970
To donate £10, text CRBN01 to 70191


*Fundraising, payments and donations will be processed and administered by the National Funding Scheme, operating as DONATE, a charity registered in England and Wales (1149800) and Scotland (SC045106). In addition to any text donation, you will incur your standard network message charge (based on your service provider rates). For Terms & Conditions, see

– Other ways in which you can donate to St Mary with St Matthews include:

  • Cash – place in the collection plate
  • Gift Aid Envelope – available by the collection plate
  • Regular Envelope Giving – Please contact the church office for more details

Please ensure any cheques are made payable to:

PCC of St Mary with St Matthew Cheltenham

– Bank Transfer

You may also transfer gifts directly through online or telephone banking to the PCC bank account at HSBC Bank

Account Name: PCC of St Mary with St Matthew Cheltenham
Account Number 50649236                Sort Code 40-17-10

Thank you for your kindness and generosity.

“Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”

Luke 6:38 (NIV)