Giving to the Church

Giving to the Church

We are actively engaged with, the life of the whole community and not just with churchgoers. Each parish church has to maintain its own buildings and pay its own running costs without any state subsidy. We rely on generous giving to enable us to fulfill our purposes.

Ways of giving

[1] Giving by monthly standing order. If you are a UK taxpayer, this giving can also be gift-aided (see below). All you need to do is fill out a form which you can get from the Parish Office.

[2] You can put cash or cheques into the Gift Aid envelopes that are left out in the pews at all services. We are able to recover tax on this.

[3] You can put cash or cheques directly into the collection plate or can make a cashless donation using a credit or debit card using our digital collection plate at the back of the church. You can also set up for cashless donations to be gift aided using the digital collection plate; we would recommend doing this when the Church is not busy.

It is very important to us that as much giving as possible is gift-aided. Any UK taxpayer can use the Gift Aid scheme, which increases the value of a donation by a whole 25%. The only requirement is that you must be paying an amount of tax at least equivalent to the amount of money we will be claiming from the taxman in respect of your gift (i.e. the extra 25%). It doesn’t cost you a penny more – the Inland Revenue refunds to us the tax you already pay on that part of your income.

Stephen Jones (Treasurer), and Shelley Quaile (Planned Giving Secretary) would be very pleased to give you further details of ways of giving. Both can be contacted through the Parish Office.

In addition to planned weekly giving, our Treasurer, Stephen Jones, would be very happy to talk to you about ways in which you can enable the Church to benefit under your Will.

Special occasions

It is also possible to sponsor the choir, or a special display of Sunday flowers, to celebrate an important occasion or the memory of a loved one. Again, someone from the Parish Office will gladly discuss this with anyone who is interested, and put you in touch with the Director of Music or the Flower Co-ordinator. You can also of course speak directly to one of the clergy.

 

To speak to us about how you could support us