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Last updated 30th May 2023


In the wider charitable sector, new forms of giving are growing fast. This is particularly true amongst younger givers, but many older givers give through digital giving portals and many individuals and organisations use sites like, JustGiving and Virgin Money Giving to receive donations. 

The Parish Giving Scheme now enables churcehs to set up onlien giving for both regular and one off donations.  You can find out more about using this or other methods of online giving for your church by contacting (Lancaster Archdeaconry) or (Blackburn Archdeaconry).

Giving online enables you to:

  • give without needing cash
  • give online without needing access to online banking - you only need a debit or credit card and for Parishg Hicing SCheem can also use GooglePay or Apple Pay
  • If you are a taxpayer you can also make a gift aid declaration at the same time
  • give before or after an event if it wasn't convenient at the time

To give to any of the following funds, please click the appropriate 'Donate here' button.   

Bishop’s Ordination Fund

As part of Vision 2026 we are committed to growing vocations and increasing the number of ordinands and curates in training.  The Bishop’s Ordination Fund helps to fund the grants made to assist with living and removal cost of those in training. 

You can donate to the Bishop’s Ordination Fund here or by clicking the purple ‘Donate here’ button.

Diocese Harvest Appeal

Each year the diocese nominates specific charities to receive the proceeds of the Harvest Appeal. 

You can donate to this here or by clicking the green ‘Donate here’ button..


Parish Vision Fund

The Parish Vision Fund is able to make grants to parishes to help with work that is furthering Vision 2026.  You can find more information about the Parish Vision Fund as well as application forms for parishes requiring assistance here.

You can donate to support the work of the Parish Vision Fund here or by clicking the blue ‘Donate here’ button.


Visitation charities

Each year the Archdeacons nominate specific charities to receive the offerings at the Annual Visitation Services.  This year, following Bishop Joseph's visit to the Diocese, the Archdeacons have chosen CRESS as their charity.  CRESS was established to educate and train South Sudanese people with the knowledge and skills to empower them to establish self-sustaining communities. CRESS works with the local church as this is not only a good strategy, it’s at the very heart of their work. CRESS wants to see local churches creating and leading change in their communities.  You can donate to support the Vistation Charity here or by clicking the gold ‘Donate here’ button.

Installation Offering

Bishop Philip has chosen two charities which he hopes you will be able to give generously to as part of this celebration service. They are SportsReach and Ambassadors Football UK. Both charities seek to equip churches in sports ministry as well as engage directly in using sport as a tool to reach people for Christ.

They work predominantly with children and young people but do have something for all ages and work in Lancashire as well as across the globe.

You can donate to support the work of these charities here or by clicking the blue ‘Donate here’ button.  All donations will be divided between Bishop Philip's chosen charities.




If you would like help to set up an online giving page for your own church to add to your own website, please get in touch with (Lancaster Archdeaconry) or (Blackburn Archdeaconry).

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