Our share of overall church running costs across the Diocese of Exeter, known as our Parochial Share, is almost £100,000 each year. Added to our own day to day running expenses such as gas and electric bills, maintenance, repairs and administration costs plus charity giving this amounts to around £700 a year for each adult in St Matthias.


Ways of giving to the church

Thank you if you have given to God’s work here at St Matthias. Here are some ways you can give regularly:


The most helpful for us is for you to join the Parish Giving Scheme, which is a direct debit scheme that automatically reclaims the Gift Aid tax back for us if you are a taxpayer.  But even if you do not pay any tax, this is still the simplest way for us to administer your giving. It is now even easier to set up with no complicated forms to fill in. All you need to do is to contact the PGS office on the following freephone number:

0333 002 1260

They will ask you for some personal and bank account details so they can then set up a direct debit for the amount you wish to give. It is a totally secure system and you can change the amounts at any time just by making a phone call to the same number. They will also ask you for our Parish Code which is:



Alternatively, you can give a regular or one-off donation online at any time by setting up a BACS Transfer from

your bank account to the church CAF account, details below.


Sort Code: 40-52-40

Account no: 00017933



During the Covid-19 pandemic our Sunday collection plate offerings have been severely reduced.

To make it easier and more convenient for anyone to make an anonymous donation if they are in the church building either on a Sunday or during the week we have now installed a Card Reader which is mounted on the cabinet shelf on the wall of the South Transit, with some simple instructions for anyone to use with a credit or debit card.      




If you have queries on any of the above please contact our Treasurer, Tony Barratt, contact details below:

Tel: 07984 001973