St George’s Church, Frankwell

We spoke to Judith from St George’s Church in Frankwell about their recent decision to open a Church & Charity Reserve account with Kingdom Bank.

What is Church life like at St George’s?

At St George’s, we see ourselves as a small church with a very big heart. We are a community church and strive to be actively involved in our local area, reaching out to people in a friendly and helpful way. We run Sunday services, daily evening prayer meetings, a toddler and baby group, and a mid-week Bible study. We have found the children’s group has been leading people into church, which has been a real encouragement.

The pandemic has limited what we can do in more recent times, but we have still been partnering with different groups like nursing homes and playgroups to provide support and outreach. During lockdown we started mutual aid, where we had a telephone number people could call for shopping, collecting prescriptions, and connecting vulnerable people, and we have already seen the impact of this with friendships being formed.

How did you hear about Kingdom Bank?

We were in the process of receiving a legacy which we hadn’t expected, so when another Vicar recommended Kingdom Bank’s services, we investigated further. It was so refreshing to speak to people who understood our wants, and the history of the church.

“we feel reassured that they know and understand our situation. It has been such a refreshing experience, and I honestly can’t praise them enough!”

What were some considerations when choosing your account?

As I said, we were slightly stunned by this legacy we received, as it was very out of the blue. We knew that we were blessed to have received it, so wanted to benefit others with it too, and open opportunities up. We won’t be spending it quickly, though, so we thought that, by holding it in a Church and Charity Reserve Account, we could benefit many more people, as Kingdom Bank can use the funds to support their lending to other people and ministries. This legacy is an exciting opportunity and resource for us as a church, and we plan to expand further into our parish with it.

How have you found banking with Kingdom Bank so far?

The application process was clear and straightforward, and I always felt that I could ask any questions that I had, and they were always answered. Whenever we have got in touch so far, we have spoken to the same member of the Kingdom Bank team, so we feel reassured that they know and understand our situation. It has been such a refreshing experience, and I honestly can’t praise them enough! 

At Kingdom Bank, we offer churches and charities a range of deposit accounts designed to suit a variety of needs. When you entrust your organisation’s money to us, you can be confident that it is being put to work in growing God’s Kingdom across the UK. Click here to find out more.

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