Do you take cards?
If your place of worship plans to introduce accepting card payments, you may wish to rent or purchase a card reader to process payments (both contactless and pin) for the cost of fees, concerts, events - even cups of coffee!
The Church of England is in the process of piloting card readers before considering a national contract with a preferred provider. See this case study from a church that is piloting a hand held cash machine.
If your church isn’t quite ready for card readers, have you thought about other forms of giving digitally? Giving online or by text is an area of giving that is growing fast amongst both young and old. Enabling people to make a one-off donation online can really increase the amount your church can raise for specific appeals and events. There are a number of ways to encourage digital giving, and you can find out more here: www.parishresources.org.uk/digital-giving