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Giving

Members of PBC contribute to the life and work of the church in many different ways. Christians believe that everything we have comes from God. We want to do what he wants with all areas of our lives, including our money, time, relationships, sex, etc. Our money and how we use it is inextricably linked to who we are

We want to grow up to be content with what we have in a culture that encourages us always to want more. We want to learn to have giving at the centre of who we are, including giving money. The Church has historically taught that it's good to give away 10% of income on the basis of the Old Testament concept of a 'tithe', but we live under grace not law - we believe Christians should give generously, extravagantly, and in response to what the Holy Spirit is saying.

It's normal to give to the church that you're part of, to the needs of the poor, and maybe to other Christian organisations. We've found that for most people the easiest way of making sure they do give is to set up regular standing orders, and then to give on top of that from time to time. 

Whilst the information below relates to financial giving, other pages on this site explain the variety of ways you can get involved and contribute to PBC's many ministries. Over 10% of PBC's annual budget is given away to particular Mission organisations around the world (see our Missions page) but we believe all of PBC's budget is invested in the growth of God's Kingdom.

How can I give to the work of PBC?

There are two ways to do this:
  1. By setting up a standing order or direct debit with your bank - giving forms are available from the church to set up a standing order but you are also able to set up a direct debit easily, especially if you use internet banking. If you would like details on how to set this up, please contact the Elders (one of whom will hold the office of Treasurer) on elders@pemburybaptistchurch.org.
  2. Through your employers payroll giving scheme (this only applies if your employer runs such a scheme - your Human Resources department can provide details on this)
Other ways to give:
  1. A regular collection is taken at all Sunday services.
  2. If you would like to send us a cheque, please make it payable to Pembury Baptist Church and send it to the Finance Team at Pembury Baptist Church (Finance, Pembury Baptist Church, Romford Road, Pembury, Kent, TN2 4HT)
  3. You may also like to consider making a donation to PBC in your will. Please ask your solicitor when you make or change your will, or ask us for more information.
Tax Efficient Giving:

If you pay UK tax (Income or Capital Gains Tax) and would like us to be able to claim back the basic rate tax, you will need to fill in, sign and return to us an ongoing Gift Aid declaration if you have not done so already. The benefit to PBC is that it can recover the basic rate of income tax, currently 25p for each pound given. (If you pay higher rate tax, you may recover this through your own tax return.)

If you have any questions on these or other ways of giving, please contact the Finance Team; Di Harris on 01892 822793 or the Elders on elders@pemburybaptistchurch.org.

Why give to Pembury Baptist Church? Four reasons to inspire you: 

1 There is so much potential in God's church that can be released when we all determine to give sacrificially to God with tithes, offerings and donations to specific projects.

2 PBC is committed to be a blessing to our world; to orphans, aids victims, street children, widows, the persecuted, and those overseas who do not yet know Jesus. We want to give of ourselves in ways that help them to come to know Him and follow Him.

3 There is life-changing potential locally in Outreach, Children's Ministry, Youth Ministry, Site development and improvements, Mission, Community Projects impacting Pembury, Staff Team. The list goes on...

4 This potential can be realised when resources are present. The potential remains just a dream if the resources are absent.

News & Announcements

PBC Quiz Night - Saturday 28th April

Saturday 28th April is Pembury Baptist Church Quiz Night starting at 7pm.  There will be eight people to a team and tickets are £5 per person with a Ploughmans Platter included in the price.  You are invited to bring your own drinks.  Book now or contact for more information on 01892 825590 or office@pemburybaptistchurch.org.  Alternatively sign up at the Welcome Desk in the church.


The Pembury Litter Pick - Sunday 4th March 2018

This year HOPE Pembury Churches Together are holding their annual Litter Pick as part of the Great British Spring Clean weekend on Sunday 4th March, starting at 2pm at Pembury Baptist Church.  Everyone is welcome to help join in the clean up operation! You'll be provided with litter pickers and black bags and a cleaning location.  We'll all be meeting back at PBC for tea and cake!  Please let us know if you're coming by signing up on office@pemburybaptistchurch.org or by calling 01892 825590 during office hours. See you there!


Pembury Messy Church - Saturday 24th March

Pembury Messy Church is being held at Pembury Primary School on Saturday 24th March from 3pm-5pm, providing a fun free themed activities and craft for the whole family, a talk, singing and there's tea to round it all off!  Please sign up if you can by emailing office@pemburybaptistchurch.org or office@pemburychurch.net or calling 01892 825590, and let us know if you or any of your family have any dietary requirements.  If you don't sign up, you can still attend so if you forget to let us know, see you there!


Kingdom Cafe - Saturday 24th February

The Kingdom Cafe is next on Saturday 24th February opening between 10am and 2pm.  Kingdom Cafe will usually be open every third Saturday of the month (not February or September) throughout the year between 10am and 2pm.  Cake, refreshments and conversation are free.  There are books available to borrow and browse.  Children have their own table for colouring. Do come along, bring a friend or come alone, be quiet or enjoy the company - just relax!


PBC Prayer Meeting - 1st Tuesday of the Month

PBC's Church Prayer Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month in the Church Foyer, starting at 8pm.  Do come along and worship our living God through prayer and word. For more information on prayer at PBC, click on the heading, then on 'here'.