All churches offered contactless payment trial


All churches in the Diocese of Chester are being offered the opportunity to trial a contactless payment system, free of charge. 

The offer is a fundraising initiative between Christian Aid and the contactless payment provider, GoodBox. GoodBox has agreed to provide 500 of their GBx Core contactless payment devices to churches for a two-month period. The units will be offered free of charge with all funds raised (subject to the transaction fees) going to Christian Aid.

After the trial churches will have the chance to buy the device at a £100 reduction from the normal price. Payment can be made as a one-off or as an instalment plan over 12 to 24 months. This initiative means churches in the Diocese of Chester will have the opportunity to trial the device first before deciding to purchase it, and if they do decide to purchase it, they can buy it at this discounted rate.

Parishes will need to register with Parish Buying in order to apply to take part. You can do this here

The criteria for churches wishing to participate is: 

  • A working plug socket near to where they wish to place the unit (to recharge the unit) 
  • WiFi or a mobile phone signal available in the church or nearby  
  • A passion for raising money for crisis causes supported by Christian Aid 
  • An interest in introducing contactless giving in their church 

Page last updated: 23rd Apr 2019 4:18 PM