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Digital giving exceeds targets

First published on: 20th November 2023

Earlier this year, 120 digital giving devices were distributed to parishes across the diocese. These devices allow donations to be made by debit or credit card, which is becoming increasingly important as fewer people carry cash. 

It's fantastic to see that 78% of these devices are being used. The average donation on a device is around £10 and some churches have now raised over £4,000. The annual income from digital giving has exceeded predictions to reach an incredible £125,000. Huge congratulations to all involved; thank you so much for your help in making these devices such a success.

Contactless giving is particularly well-suited to receiving donations from one-off or occasional visitors, such as those attending events like nativities or carol services. So, if you're not already using your device or are struggling with digital giving, we have outlined some useful tips for making the most of your device:

  1. Put your digital giving device somewhere prominent where it can be accessed easily.
  2. Make sure to signpost to it during your service, encouraging people to make a donation.
  3. Make it clear that the congregation can get up during the service, perhaps during the offertory hymn, to use the digital giving device.
  4. As well as giving people the opportunity to make a gift, they are useful for making donations for candles or refreshments – in fact any time where cash would have been used.


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