When we invest we do so in hope of a return. When planting a crop the farmer invests his time, his talents, and his treasure all in the hope of a bountiful harvest. The same is true when we sow our time, talent, and treasure. We do so hoping that this investment will produce fruit. However, we are not seeking earthly fruit but rather heavenly fruit.
But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work. 2 Corinthians 9:6-8
We invest our time hoping that it will bear the fruit of healing in the soul of our brother.
We invest our talents seeking to produce a harvest of joy in the heart of our neighbour.
We invest our treasure cheerfully anticipating the growth of an Orthodox community where people find transformation in Jesus Christ.
For more information about how to invest your time and talent please visit our Ministry page.
If you would like to give financially you can do so online using one of options below (we prefer option 1 as we can also claim Gift Aid on your donation), or you can always make a donation in person at the church.
Option 1 (preferred): You are employed in the UK and you pay income tax (most people will fall under this category) - click on the button below and don't forget to also click on the Gift Aid button:
Option 2: You are not currently employed in the UK and/or you do NOT pay income tax (most people will NOT fall under this category) - click on the button below. This will take you over to PayPal:
Option 3: You prefer to donate directly into the bank account of the parrish. You can use the details found below:
Sts Stylianos and Catherine Parish
Sort Code: 20-65-20
Account Number: 13728641
Additionally, at no expense to you, when shopping on Amazon UK, if you select our charity to benefit from a donation, we get a little back (0.5% of the cost of your purchase).
Amazon call this "Amazon Smile".
We are grateful if you would do this for the parish and its associated charity. It costs you nothing!
You can even enable "Amazon Smile" on your smartphone installed app by navigating to Settings/AmazonSmile and all subsequent purchases will also be eligible for a donation.