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Giving to the Parish

The principal aim in encouraging giving to the parish is to help parishioners grow in faith.

How we handle our money is a measure of where we are in our walk with our God. The closer we walk with God, the more generous we become with our wealth (also includes, among other things, our time and talents) as we respond in love to our Almighty God.

God is the ultimate owner of all things – we are stewards entrusted with temporal care.
“The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it;” (Psalm 24.1)
Central to the whole idea of Christian Giving is that, actually, nothing belongs to us. God gives us life and everything we need to live. Our role is to use it well and for His purposes while we are here on earth.

Our giving should be in response to God’s grace and gifts to us, and, therefore, to resource His mission to the world and not just to keep the parish functioning. Giving to the parish is to simply extend God’s invitation to participate in His mission to everyone around us.

To support parishioners in considering giving to the parish and their level of giving, the booklet Faith Giving will be a helpful guide.

The Faith Giving booklet covers why give, regular giving options, donations, bequests, receipts, tax credits and reviewing the level of giving.


With effect from 1 JULY 2023 our Parish bank account numbers will change to comply with the latest banking regulations.
Please take note of our new account numbers:

HBC PARISH ACCOUNT - BNZ: 02-0108-0708545-000

If you currently have donations automatic payments set up, you do not need to make any changes to your account details. Your existing automatic payment will continue to be processed as usual, and there will be no disruptions to your payment schedule. BNZ will update to reflect the new bank account number and any existing automatic payments will be automatically routed to the new bank account number.

However, from 1 July 2023, should you wish to set up an AP, or change the amount on your AP, or make any direct deposits into the parish account for special collections, annual donations or any other reason, please ensure that you use the new bank account number. Any payment made to the old bank account number will be bounced back to your bank account within 5 working days.

If you have the HBC Parish set up as a payee in your list of payees, please ensure that you update the record with the new bank account number.

To assist us with our accounting procedures, when setting up an AP or making deposits into the parish account, please use the following for the payee’s statement details:

  • Particulars: Surname and Initials
  • Code: Parish giving envelope number (if you have one as this is important for issuing of tax receipts at the end of the tax year)
  • Reference: Donation, or the name of the special collection, or reason for payment.
Please note the Parish Youth Account and Parish Catering Account numbers will also change to:

HBC YOUTH ACCOUNT - BNZ: 02-0108-0708545-004

HBC CATERING ACCOUNT - BNZ: 02-0108-0708545-006

From 1 July if you wish to make any donations to the youth account for WYD fundraisers or pay a catering bill, please use the new a/c number.
We thank you for your generosity in giving to the parish and for your understanding and cooperation in this matter.
Parish Finance Committee

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