Why should we give?
As members of God's family we belong to Him. All that we are and all that we have are His. Part of our family responsibility is to invest the resources He gives us for His purposes and for His glory. In the Bible God calls us to respond to Him in thankfulness by giving to and through our local church where we are fed and nurtured. We are asked to give liberally, joyfully, generously and freely, and in proportion to our ability.
Ways of Giving
The mission of St Cuthbert’s & St John’s is largely funded from the church membership’s regular giving. This is done through the collection plate, envelope scheme and standing orders.
Other ways to give include charity vouchers, as well as one off payments from bonuses, gifts, spare capital, inheritances and legacies. Details of how to give through the Stewardship organisation can be found here.
St Cuthbert’s & St John’s are able to reclaim basic rate tax on all donations we receive from you if you are a UK taxpayer. For every £100 you give us using this scheme, we can claim back another £25 from the Government, at no cost to you. If you pay UK tax and have not already done so, please complete a Gift Aid Declaration and return it to the treasurer. Click here to download a copy of the gift aid form.
The most effective means to give is via a standing order payment. Standing orders can be set up for monthly, quarterly or annually. All you need to do to give in this way, is fill in our Banker's Order Form, sign it and return it to the church treasurer. If appropriate please also complete the gift aid declaration form. We will do the rest - recording it, sending it to your bank and claiming any tax relief due under Gift Aid.
All gifts to charities in wills are tax-free because gifts to your church and other charities are deducted from the value of your estate when inheritance tax (IHT) is calculated. Inheritance tax can be complicated, and you are advised to seek specialist tax advice if your estate is large or your affairs are complex.
If you have any question regarding giving in general, please contact the church treasurer, Austin Gordon by email: email@example.com
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