Generosity & Giving
Giving as Worship
As Christian believers we seek to worship God with our whole lives, and this includes our finances. This is an extension of our response of love towards God and a willingness to acknowledge his lordship in our lives. Through the act of financial giving there is a hope that God would be glorified and his Kingdom extended. It is for these reasons that we see all giving as an outworking of loving and sharing Jesus and an opportunity for individuals and families to partner with God in His mission, both locally and globally.
At Wairau Anglican, regular giving is used to support the ongoing mission and work of the church.
We invite you to respond to the mission of our church as you are able and willing.
Ways of Giving Financially to Wairau Anglican Parish
Giving by automatic payment is encouraged where possible as it enables us to more accurately make financial forecasts while requiring less administrative work. When setting up an automatic payment with your bank, we encourage the use of your giving number or your surname as the code to enable a tax receipt.
Account details for Wairau Anglican Parish are:
Westpac Bank Blenheim
Donations or irregular giving can also be deposited into this account.
On request, we can provide a set of envelopes specifically for your giving. These can be placed in the offering bag which is passed around during the service each Sunday. Envelopes have a place for your personal/family giving number and allow you to receive a tax receipt at the end of each financial year.
Cash or cheques can be placed within the offering bag on Sunday's, however if you intend to give to the church regularly we recommend using either the envelope system or automatic payment enabling you to receive a tax receipt to then claim a rebate.
Giving Numbers and Tax Rebates
Giving Numbers can be allocated on request and allows the church to provide you with a tax receipt for any donations received over the financial year. This allows you to claim a rebate from IRD for up to 1/3 of all your giving.
Many church members return this rebate to the church considering it a part of their giving.
Another way of giving is through a legacy - leaving an amount from your estate when you pass away.
Please contact us if you would like to find out more about this and we can help you through this process.
God is a missionary God, who has called His people, the church, to be missionary agents of His love and mercy. This mission work takes place in many forms and as a church we are called to take part both locally and globally.
Our church has a number of ways in which we partner with others to extend our mission involvement, and together with your support, we hope to make a difference. You are invited to contribute towards any of these projects as you are able, with the knowledge that you are investing into the lives of people and communities. With this understanding we also ask that you pray for those being blessed by these projects, believing that prayer is more vital than anything else.
As we engage in various mission partnerships, we are actively involved in our own church mission of loving and sharing Jesus.
Deposit Missions donations into the bank account below or place in a marked envelope, along with the corresponding code to support any of our mission projects.
Wairau Anglican Parish
Please select one of the mission codes below
Please note that this account is different from the AP account above used for regular church giving.
Panashe - Code: 134
Panashe is an engineering student from Zimbabwe, currently studying in China. We assist Panashe with his living and accommodation expenses, investing in both his life and future.
Miller Family - Code: 136
Based in Costa Rica, the Miller family have a vision of inspiring, empowering, equipping and mobilising the Latin American church for world mission.
Anglican Missions NZ - Code: 120
Supports mission and aid work, particularly responding to human need, transforming society, and caring for creation in the Pacific and other parts of the world. Our Pizza’s for Mission raises money for this project.
Tear Fund - Code: 123
Tear Fund seek to advocate for the poor, vulnerable and oppressed. Their approach empowers communities to help themselves and to find local, long term, sustainable solutions. Our annual Christmas Tree festival supports Tear Fund.