St. John the Baptist London

Photograph of the sanctuary at St Johns Baptist Church

Where digital giving and traditional worship meet

We’ve recently supplied a contactless payment device to St. John the Baptist Church, Holland Rd, London.

It’s fascinating to see how our modern giving technology, which church representatives said was “easy to install… and easy to use” fits into this Grade I listed church, famed for its neo-Gothic architecture.  

Officially labelled a church “of exceptional interest and outstanding importance” by English Heritage, visitors are drawn by “the stunning and uplifting cathedral-like interior”, designed by James Brooks (1825-1901), a prolific Victorian architect.

We hope the church finds the new donation tool as much use as many other places of worship already do – and this plays a good part in starting a digital fundraising revolution for the United Benefice of Holland Park!

Discover how contactless fundraising can enhance donation potential and how GWD supports the religious sector.

“Easy to install and the user interface looks excellent and was easy to use.”

– Church representative

Who are GWD?

We help socially-minded organisations transition to digital systems, building stronger relationships through impactful products and services.

Our experience goes back two decades, with a foundation building and providing critical digital services and products for the financial services and retail industries.

With a long-proven ability to handle challenging projects and a team of trusted experts, we work hard to solve problems and deliver change that helps others.

Attract Loop

Part of the Donation Station’s key visual design features, the Attract Loop are screensavers purposefully designed to run on a loop. Created by GWD with your input, they use visuals or photography, plus an emotive call to action, to catch the donors interest and lead them towards donation through interactive storytelling.


The entire Donation Station is open to branding, from external display to on-screen logos, photography and your brand look and feel.

Our design support service can adapt visuals and graphics to suit your brand.

Wifi or 4G/5G Data SIM

Where you need it, the Donation Station can be supplied with Data or Wifi connectivity.

If using the device in a remote location or at an event, it’s worth considering the signal strength available – GWD can support you to ensure there’s a smooth running operation on the day.

Safe & Secure

All data is transmitted with full encryption, so you can be sure that all individual donor data is safely used, in accordance with GDPR regulations.

Choice of Donations

Giving choice on where the donor wants their money to be spent empowers them further. The Donation Station asks this question and gives charities freedom to present their causes and activities as separate campaigns.

Gift Aid Up Sell

An integrated Gift Aid function on all Donation Stations helps boost fundraising a further 25%. This tax relief can be claimed from HRMC from any donor that supplies their contact details and makes a declaration, as a UK tax payer. The Donation Station is designed to encourage and secure this additional fundraising income easily, through simple reports that can be downloaded and submitted to HMRC as part of a Gift Aid claim.