The Church of England has been rolling out contactless collection plates across the UK since last September with churches in London, Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Peterborough at the front of the queue to try it out.
According to SumUp, the fin-tech company behind the card readers, for every 500 church visitors, 35 percent are looking to use contactless payments.
As a result, introducing contactless collection plates means 175 more donations can be made to a church each service, where a congregation is 500 strong. This equates to £875 more revenue, per every 500 parishioners.
For guidance on how to go contactless, visit Parish Buying