Launched in July 2023 with the Church of England’s National Giving Team, the Digital Giving Rollout provided 70 churches across the Diocese of London with contactless donation devices. Card readers allow worshippers to conveniently contribute to the work of the parish using debit cards, credit cards or smart phones, increasing giving options and potentially boosting overall giving.

The Revd Anthea Carmichael, vicar at St Catherine’s in Neasden, says,

“We received a CollecTin More digital card reader as part of the Digital Giving Rollout because we wanted to offer our congregation, who are transitioning away from using cash, the opportunity for digital giving.

The machine was easy to set up and the front screen design, displaying a button for specific amounts, as well as being able to enter a custom amount, makes it very easy to use, and self-explanatory. Congregation members are able to give very easily and quickly, during our collection time, or before/after the service.

Since using the device, over 6 months we have received approximately £1,500 through our card reader, in addition to other established avenues in which we receive our tithes/offerings.

It truly is worth the investment.”

This technology offers a secure and user-friendly way for individuals to donate, removing the need to carry cash and simplifying the contribution process.

Try before you buy

Later this year the diocesan Finance Team will be running a “Try Before You Buy” contactless card reader scheme, where parishes will be able to borrow a device for up to four Sundays to see how it works in their community.

If your church is interested in the scheme please register your interest using this form.

If you would like any general advice on contactless card readers, please contact your Area Finance Adviser.