All things come of thee, O Lord.
And of thine own, have we given thee.
St. Olave’s is grateful for the generosity of parishioners and visitors that enables us to serve both our local Toronto community and people in need all over the world.
St. Olave’s is a registered charity.
Tax receipts are issued at the end of February for donations totalling more than $25.
Donations may be made:
Online with your credit card
Using secure online payment provider tithe.ly, you can donate online to St. Olave’s. When you click on our online donation page, you can make a one-time gift or set up monthly payments from your credit card. You can use the dropdown menu to choose how you would like to designate your gift. You do not need to set up an account to make a donation. Or, if you choose to set up an account with tithe.ly, you can keep track of your donations. You will receive an email confirmation of your gift, and a tax receipt in the mail by the end of February.
Pre-Authorized Giving (PAG) from your bank account
Our PAG program (managed through the United Church of Canada) allows you to give a set amount each month directly from your bank account. You need never worry about missing one week and it also help us manage our finances with a predictable income stream. Download and print the Pre-Authorized Giving form fill it out and return it to our envelope secretary with a void cheque (see below) or your credit card information. Offering cards are available in the Narthex at the back of the church that you may place in the collection plate to indicate you are a PAG donor.
A box of duplex envelopes is available upon request. These are dated for each week and include a number unique to you to make it easy for us to track givings over the year. Your gift of cash or cheque can be placed in the dated duplex envelope and then added to the collection plate during the Offertory Hymn.
To request a box of envelopes, register for Pre-Authorized Giving or increase your PAG amount, please email our Envelope Secretary, Doug Hewitt.
Send your cheque or money order to:
St. Olave’s Anglican Church, 360 Windermere Avenue, Toronto, ON, M6S 3L4
If you are unable to join us on a Sunday morning you can drop a cash or cheque offering during office hours: Mondays and Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Thursdays 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
For the Love of St. Olave’s
In February 2017, St. Olave’s Vestry passed a motion to establish a committee to look at our giving habits, with the eventual goal of increasing annual offerings and eliminating our deficit. (For the Love of St. Olave’s opening presentation.) The three-year campaign was led by Don Weston and was successful in increasing giving, engagement and attendance, until the pandemic arrived.
In 2020, Martha Drake became chair of the stewardship team. In 2021, a collection of parishioner testimonials was published in a booklet entitled What St. Olave’s Means to Me. Martha updates the parish on stewardship news in a separate e-blast each month.
Below are some of the communications that have been shared with the Parish in the early stages of the campaign:
October 10, 2017 – e-newsletter
December 6, 2017 – e-newsletter
December 28, 2017 – e-newsletter
January 26, 2018 – e-newsletter
February 20, 2018 – e-newsletter
March 27, 2017 – e-newsletter
May 3, 2018 – e-newsletter
June 5, 2018 – e-newsletter
June 25, 2018 – e-newsletter
July 27, 2018 – e-newsletter
September 8, 2018 – e-newsletter
October 4, 2018 – e-newsletter
November 29, 2018 – e-newsletter
December 21, 2018 – e-newsletter
January 31, 2019 – e-newsletter
February 28, 2019 – e-newsletter
March 28, 2019 – e-newsletter
April 24, 2019 – e-newsletter
May 29, 2019 – e-newsletter
June 28, 2019 – e-newsletter
July 31, 2019 – e-newsletter
August 29, 2019 – e-newsletter
September 29, 2019 – e-newsletter
October 31, 2019 – e-newsletter
November 29, 2019 – e-newsletter
December 29, 2019 – e-newsletter
Our Halo Report describes the socio-economic impact St. Olave’s has on the community.