170-year-old chapel brought into the 21st century
Mariners is a 170-year-old chapel located in the middle of the re-developed Gloucester Docks. Like many churches during the Covid pandemic services moved on-line.
St Mary and Bartholomew, Solihull use their grant to introduce contactless donations to support the church and raise valuable funds for charitable causes.
“If we were to gratefully receive a £130 donation as part of your program we would put it towards the cost of our drive to introduce in-Church contactless donations.” states Duncan Watson, Treasurer.
“This is important for both the Church to enable us to continue to raise funds, for the parishioners to enable them to continue to donate in Church without having to touch cash/the collection plate and finally to the local (and national) charities we support each year through our charitable giving which is only possible from the kind donations our parishioners make”.
Trust130 was launched in 2017, to celebrate the 130th anniversary of the founding of the company. Under the scheme, in line with Ecclesiastical’ s charitable ownership and Christian values, every time a new customer takes out a new home insurance policy we offer to donate £130 to the church or cathedral of that customer’s choice.
It has been extraordinarily successful – to date, the company has given more than £460,000 to over 2500 churches around the UK. There is no limit on the number of donations that can be made.
If your home insurance is due for renewal and you are interested in how Trust130 can benefit your church, please contact Ecclesiastical Insurance on 0800 7830 130.