Contactless Card Readers
The way people use money is changing, which means the way people give is changing too. We need to offer mechanisms for giving that keep up with society. The easier it is to give and the more options people have when making donations, the more opportunities we can create for people to be generous.
Why Card Readers?
We’re carrying less cash as more and more transactions are made contactlessly, so it is important that our churches enable members and visitors to give contactlessly too. Parish Buying offers a wide variety of different card readers with something to suit every budget.
Contactless giving is not limited to card readers but also includes online giving and the use of QR codes.
To find a card reader that may suit your needs, take this short survey.
We get several hundred pounds extra, just because people find it convenient…Rev Ed Dines
The graph shows how the use of cash has declined since 2007. In 2017 for the first time, more payments were made using a contactless device than with cash.
The future for cash from now on forecasts further decline.
The church is responding to this change of culture by recommending Contactless Card Readers. These are being used across the country for general fees, one-off payments and donations, and recently, they have even been incorporated into the offertory during services of worship.
Digital Giving Rollout
The Diocese of Winchester is excited to work alongside National Giving Team on a digital giving project to see 50 churches receive a heavily subsidised contactless donation device.
Applications are now closed for the Digital Giving Rollout. If you have applied to the scheme and need support please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.