We are running a national trial for accepting card payments, including contactless, for fees and payments such as hall and room hire as well as for donations. The volunteer churches will be testing the card-readers for several months. They will be feeding back their experiences about how easy they found it to sign up, how easy the reader is to use, and what they use it for.
We are very grateful to all who have volunteered to take part in the trial, but we now have enough pilot parishes.
The knowledge we gain from the project will help us in creating guidance for the whole of the Church. We are trialling three card readers from companies who came up with the best overall proposals for usability and price for use in the Church.