giving

Church members have many ways to express gratitude for the blessings God has given: in their prayer life, in their activities for building up God’s kingdom on earth, and in financial contributions for the ministry of the church where they belong.

Our Cathedral ministries of hospitality, pastoral care, social outreach, music, and our many-dimensional spiritual life in a heritage building cost over $2,300 each day, so the generous financial support of the members of this faith community and of others is a matter of great importance. Most people identify themselves as donors and receive tax credits for their gifts.

Donate online now

The Cathedral has chosen CanadaHelps.org to process its online donations. CanadaHelps is fast, safe, and secure for you, and an economical way for the Cathedral to receive donations online. Thank you for your consideration of our ministries.


Annual giving

Regular, grateful giving back to God is part of Christian life. By pledging each year you allow us to budget responsibly. There are several ways to give regularly: weekly using envelopes provided by the church, or monthly through a pre-authorized plan (PAR) which debits one’s bank account or credit card. If you would like to use the envelope system, please speak to the Treasurer. Monthly giving through PAR has the advantage that your gift makes it to church even when you are not able to attend in person. To sign onto the PAR system*, please complete the PAR authorization form, and return it to the Cathedral.

* The United Church of Canada offers this service to all churches at a very reasonable rate for the parish. (Tax receipts are issued as usual by the Cathedral).

Bequests

Giving from one’s accumulated assets needs careful planning. Bequests are only one way to do this. Sometimes a gift during one’s lifetime offers significant tax advantages. Please arrange to speak with the Treasurer if you would like to find out more.


Memorial and in-honour gifts

You may choose to make a gift in memory of a loved one who has died or in honour of someone or to commemorate an event. Such gifts may be dedicated (given for a particular purpose) or left to the discretion of the Dean and Wardens.