Contactless Card Payment Machines are used almost everywhere in order to pay for goods and services by credit or debit card. It is important that our churches enable members of our congregations and visitors to give contactlessly too.
Churches can buy card payment readers through the Parish Buying website Parish Buying - Giving & Payments and prices start from just £19.99
“I usually mention donations when I give notices before the service starts. At the end of a baptism service in summer 2019 the baby’s grandfather opened his phone, with a couple of bank cards in the cover, and said ‘I don’t suppose you take cards, or apple pay, I don't carry cash on me anymore’.
There was also a second family member who was willing to donate by card but had no cash. They are a village family and made a donation afterwards by cheque in the post, but it would have been so easy to take a donation by card at the time. We now have a card machine so this won’t be an issue in the future”
Revd Clive R Watts
Priest in Charge, Barrow and Wolds Group