Giving and bequests
Giving and donating
The Church opened in 1857 and occupies the whole of Church Square where several buildings serve different purposes. There is the historic Church, Community Centre and Mission, two vicarages and a parish hall used as an innovative live theatre. Operational and maintenance costs are high. The Parish depends heavily on the generous support of its parishioners and the wider community through the plate at services but also through any of the following methods:
1. Online computer transfer to BSB 013 427 Account 310834481 (ANZ Bank). If you opt to do this, please write your name in the reference space or write “plate” if you choose to be anonymous.
2. Make a deposit by visiting your local ANZ Bank branch. Use the same bank details as Option 1. above.
3. Make regular deposits into the Anglican Development Fund (ADF) with the Diocese. If you don’t already use this facility you can download the form and post it to the ADF. With this option, you can choose to be anonymous.
4. Post a cheque to Christ Church at 14 Acland Street, St Kilda, 3182.
5. Donations for general or specific purposes can be made by using any of the methods 1, 2 or 4 above. Areas suggested are general parish purposes, Church and buildings’ restoration (a tax-deductible option exists via the Church’s account with the National Trust Victoria), organ and music, mission outreach, etc.
Leaving a bequest
The church opened in 1857 and while its beautiful gothic exterior and richly decorated interior are of historic significance, they require constant and expensive repair and refurbishment. Bequests are of vital importance in this work.
Christ Church invites parishioners and the wider community to consider the following details. The attached pro-forma can be used as a basis for making a bequest.
A bequest is best left open for the parish council to direct to the most important area of need but can be specific if that is the wish of the person making the bequest (specific areas suggested are general parish purposes, church and buildings’ restoration, organ and music, mission outreach, other.)
Questions can be directed to the vicar or church wardens.