While there are many ways to support the ministry of St John's through volunteering time and talent (see the Serve page for more information), our ministry also requires financial resources. Our budget covers staff costs, utilities, worship and education program costs, and outreach. Your generous donation will ensure that St John's can continue to provide ministry to our parishioners and community through worship, study, fellowship, and outreach. As St John's is a registered charity with the Canadian Revenue Agency, we issue tax receipts for all donations of $20 or more. Receipts are issued in early February for all donations made in the previous calendar year, with the exception of donations made through Canada Helps, which receive an electronic receipt as soon as the donation is made.
Ways to Support St John's Ministry
Donors can set up monthly donations to St John's either by debiting their bank account directly or charging the donation to a credit card. The advantages to this means of giving is that you don't have to remember to make your regular donation and the church has a stable and predictable source of income. You can set up pre-authorised giving or change your monthly amount at any time by contacting the church office (email or 705-745-7624.)
Donation by e-transfer
If you use online banking, you can send an e-transfer to St John's at this email address (officeAt stjohnspeterborough[dot]ca). The advantage of this form of giving is that there are no fees* for either the donor or the church and it requires nothing more than an online transaction, saving cheques, envelopes, stamps, and time. If you send an e-transfer, there is no need to choose a password as we are set up for auto-deposit. Please ensure that you put the following in the comment/notes field: your full name, email address, mailing address, and the designation of the gift (General, In memory of someone, One Roof).
* Most bank account plans allow for e-transfers as part of the plan. Be sure to check if there is a fee on your plan for sending e-transfers. If there is, it is usually minimal.
donation by cash or cheque
Donations by cash or cheque are always gratefully received. They can be dropped off in person at the office or mailed to the church (99 Brock St, Peterborough ON K9H 2P2). Cheques should be made out to St John's Anglican Church.
Members of the parish have access to boxes of envelopes with each Sunday and holy day's date pre-printed on the envelope. Each envelope donor is assigned a number for confidentiality and a tally is kept by the counters each week of how much each donor gave. Envelopes are placed on the offering plate during the worship service. Donations may be made by cash or cheque. Envelopes can be requested from the church office.
Online Giving through Canada helps
Canada Helps is an online giving portal for Canadian charities that allows donors to make one-time or monthly donations using a credit card or PayPal. It is possible to specify on the donation page where you would like your donation to be applied. Click on the logo to the left to be taken to St John's page at Canada Helps (this will take you away from our website).
Bequests and legacy gifts
There are many types of legacy gifts. The advantage of gift planning in this way is that it generally requires no outlay of cash by the donor. Some gift planning vehicles will benefit the Church now, giving an immediate tax credit to the donor. Others will benefit the Church later, with a tax credit accruing to the donor’s estate. Some of the options for legacy or planned giving are: a bequest in your Will, life insurance, gift annuities, trusts and gifts of residual interest, and gifts of marketable securities (stocks). For more information, please contact the church office (email or 705-745-7624).