The Sole Bay Team Ministry includes eight Church of England parishes serving a diverse and beautiful area of East Suffolk. We serve the community by sharing the good news of Jesus Christ. We are blessed and challenged by our eight grade one listed medieval churches, loyally supported by our faithful congregations.
Our church family strengthens and builds community, offers friendship and support, a welcome to visitors and worship of Christ. Our buildings are very beautiful and we must maintain them for future generations. They serve as a focus for community life, a venue for cultural events and draw many visitors but they are very expensive to maintain and we depend entirely on voluntary donations for this important task.
We would like to encourage you to think about giving and how you would like to proceed whether you wish to give to an individual church or to the Team as a whole. The Team consisting of the Vicars, Team Treasurer and Team Council would decide how best to deploy the funds.
For Giving via the Parish Giving Scheme
There is a new telephone service, designed to enable prospective donors to set up a regular Direct Debit gift over the phone.
Please call the dedicated telephone number:0333 002 1271
Lines are open Monday to Friday, between 9 – 5pm.
You will need to have your bank account details, church/parish name and PGS parish code to hand.
The unique PGS code for your parish (usually 9 digits in length)
St Edmund, Southwold (330 633 380); St Margaret, Reydon (330 633 377); St Peter & St Paul, Wangford (330 633 387); St Mary, Uggeshall (330 633 384); St Andrew, Walberswick (330 633 385); St Lawrence, South Cove (330 633 379); Holy Trinity, Blythburgh (330 633 364); St Andrew, Sotherton (330 633 378).
You will be able to Gift Aid your donation, if eligible, and you will also be given the option to increase your giving annually, in line with inflation.
More information can be found on the website www.parishgivingscheme.org.uk/for-donors/
One off donation of cheques and cash
Gifts can be placed in the box at the back of each of our Churches or posted to the church office – The Administrator, The Vicarage, Gardner Road, Southwold, Suffolk, IP18 6HJ. Cheques should be made payable to either ‘The Sole Bay Team No 1 A/C’ or to the individual PCC’s
What is Gift Aid?
If you are a UK taxpayer, The Sole Bay Team is able to reclaim a further 25% of the value of your gift. For us to be able to claim tax back on your gifts, you need to complete a gift aid declaration which you can do by printing out and completing a paper declaration and sending it to The Administrator, The Vicarage, Gardner Road, Southwold, Suffolk, IP18 6HJ.
To leave a Legacy
The Church has been remembered by many generous benefactors in the past. Why not consider leaving the Church something in your Will today, and set up a legacy?
If you are considering making a bequest to The Sole Bay Team Ministry or have already included a gift to us in your will and would like to talk to somebody or require more information, then please feel free to contact us at 01502 724 115. This information will be treated in confidence and is not binding in any way. General information is also available from churchlegacy.org.uk
Want to Fundraise for us?
Please do get in contact with us we would love to hear from you.
Team Office 01502 724 115 or email firstname.lastname@example.org