Making a gift of financial support to St Nicholas’ helps establish our ministries on a stable institutional foundation, and provide for their future development. Like other Church of England churches, we are effectively self-funding. The largest proportions of our costs cover the stipend of our full-time priest, the maintenance of our building and other essential overheads.
The most efficient way to make a Gift of Financial Support is through planned giving: that is, forward-planning and committing a regular sum to the life of the church, and maintaining this as far as you are able throughout the year. This can be done by Standing Order, or through the Weekly Envelope scheme.
Other ways to support the ministry of St Nicholas’ include one-off gifts, and legacies. A legacy enables you to continue supporting the life of the church after you die: it is an act of generosity and charity which will benefit those who are still making their earthly pilgrimage within the family of faith. If you wish to leave a legacy to St Nick’s, please make the Parochial Church Council of St Nicholas’ Church Brighton a beneficiary of your Will. You may wish to add to, or to alter, an existing Will; this is done by means of a Codicil. We advise that you speak to your solicitor if you wish to make this kind of gift.