Our Funding

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It is important that we are able to meet our day to day bills covering the costs of our buildings, lighting and heating as well as the costs of our clergy to be able to continue to provide the range of activities that makes up the life of our church.

Whilst we do receive money from weddings and funerals as well as the hire of the church buildings, the majority of our income comes from our regular church members.

It costs £79,174 to run one of our churches.

If you are wondering where the money goes

  • About 62% goes towards the cost of our Clergy, the mission and work of the Diocese.
  • About 36% goes towards running the church building – things like the church office, heating, lighting, printing, telephone costs etc.
  • 2% of our income is set aside to support Christian mission work both in the UK and around the world

What can I do to help?

We have several ways that you are able to help contribute to these costs.

You could commit to make a monthly contribution by Direct Debit each month, by signing up to the Parish Giving Scheme. One of the major advantages to the Benefice is that when the donation is received in our bank account it includes the amount of tax that can be reclaimed.

You could commit to paying by standing order each month, directly from your bank account to the church account.

You could commit to making payments via the planned giving scheme, where you place your donation either monthly or weekly in a numbered gift aid envelope in the collection held during services.

We are also very happy to accept donations directly into the collection during services. We ask that where ever possible these are made in the ‘Blue’ Gift Aid envelopes found in each pew seat as this means that we are able to reclaim the tax on your donation.

Will my donations be eligible for Gift Aid?

If you are a UK tax payer, we can receive an additional 25p for every £1 you are giving – or have given. That really can make a difference!

This is because the government’s Gift Aid scheme allows us to reclaim tax on donations. For your donation(s) to be eligible for Gift-Aid you must pay an amount of income tax and/or capital gains tax for each tax year that is at least equal to the tax that we reclaim on your donations in that tax year. You can find out more by visiting the HMRC Gift Aid site.

If you make regular donations to the church then we would ask you to fill in, sign and return to us an ongoing Gift Aid declaration if you have not done so already.

If you are a UK tax payer, we can receive an additional 25p for every £1 you are giving – or have given. That really can make a difference!

This is because the government’s Gift Aid scheme allows us to reclaim tax on donations. For your donation(s) to be eligible for Gift-Aid you must pay an amount of income tax and/or capital gains tax for each tax year that is at least equal to the tax that we reclaim on your donations in that tax year. You can find out more by visiting the HMRC Gift Aid site.

You will need to fill in, sign and return to us an ongoing Gift Aid declaration if you have not done so already.

How do I become a regular giver?

If you feel able to join either of the regular giving schemes, please contact the treasurer or church wardens for an application form for the Parish Giving Scheme, or a standing order mandate form or for more details of the monthly / weekly planned giving envelopes.