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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

It's Christmas! Welcome the Coming King with us

We would love to see you at our Christmas services as we meet together to welcome the King of Kings, Jesus Christ.  Do come along to: Sunday 16th and 23rd December at 10am: Welcoming the Coming King Sunday 23rd December at 5pm: Carols by Candlelight - children, come dressed as shepherds, kings or angels!  There is mulled wine, spiced apple juice and mince pies to enjoy after the service. Monday 24th December at 11.30pm: Christmas Communion to welcome in Christmas Day in reflective worship. Tuesday 25th December at 10am: Christmas Day Celebration - children bring your toys to show and tell as we worship the newborn King. If you can't make it, everyone at Pembury Baptist Church wishes you a blessed Christmas and prays that you will know the presence of the King of Kings over the holiday season.  


Mince Pie Bake Off - Wednesday 19th December

Are you ready for our annual Mince Pie Bake Off on Wednesday 19th December starting at 7.30pm (please note the date change)? At the same time as cooking the mince pies for the Carols by Candlelight refreshments, we have a friendly competition to bake the best looking mince pies! All you have to bring are 12 cup baking trays, rolling pin, pastry cutters and that little special something that will make your mince pies stand out from the crowd!  Sign up now in the Welcome Foyer, call 01892 825590 or email jennifer@pemburybaptistchurch.org. 


Pembury Messy Church - Saturday 8th December

The next full Pembury Messy Church will be at Messy Christmas at Pembury Baptist Church from 11am-1pm on Saturday 8th December for a mixture of themed craft, activities, talk, song and food.  Please do book in and letting us know any allergies by calling 01892 825590 or by emailing office@pemburybaptistchurch.org.  You can also book through St Peter's Church Office on 824761 or emailing office@pemburychurch.net.


PBC Prayer Meeting - Tuesday 4th December

PBC's Church Prayer Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month in the Church Foyer, starting at 8pm.  The next one is Tuesday 4th December.  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'.