TO HELP WITH OUR DAY TO DAY RUNNING COSTS:
Like any household, the Church needs to plan its finances. We get all sorts of regular bills to pay (e.g., electricity, telephone, our priest’s salary and expenses etc.) and it does help to be able to depend upon regular income to pay these bills. We are grateful for individual occasional donations and also hold a wide range of fund raising activities but regular donations (including Sunday Collections) are the mainstay of our finances.
TO HELP PAY OFF OUR BUILDING LOAN:
In addition to our day to day expenses, we have to pay off the loan which was used to cover much of the cost of the new church, which opened in the Summer of 2012. Like a house mortgage, the loan will take a long time to pay off. We are currently planning to be paying £20,000 every year up to and including 2044. Many parishioners make regular monthly payments towards this.
HOW TO HELP:
Regular payments can be made by using envelopes which you put in the collection bag each week, but an easier way to give is by standing order into our bank accounts – this is preferred by the church because it makes administration (especially tax refunds) more straightforward. It also cuts down on the amount of cash which has to be counted and banked every week.
Everyone is able to make planned giving donations. Those who pay income tax are able to gift aid their donations so that the church can claim back tax paid. This has the effect of making every £1.00 worth £1.25, or put another way, every £10.00 per month gift aided achieves £150.00 per year for the church. Making arrangements to “gift aid” involves completion of a simple form which can be obtained at the Church, or from the Gift Aid Officer (see below).
If you would like to consider planned giving and/or gift aid, please contact our Gift Aid Officer or the Parish Treasurer.
Contact the Gift Aid Officer via firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact the Parish Treasurer via email@example.com