At St Andrew's we encourage personal giving to support our charitable activities and to help maintain our church building and churchyard. We believe that the message of Christ in giving himself for us prompts our response to give back to his work - including fianncial giving.
WAYS TO GIVE
You can give to St Andrews by any of the following methods.
- Standing Order - a regular payment from your bank directly into the Church bank account. Individual payments can also be made by bank transfer.
- Payroll giving - a payment made by tiur employer (with your consent) from your pay. This has two advantages - firstly the amount you pay will be excluded from your taxable income, and secondly some employers will match your payment to the charity you give to. Please check with your employer to see if they run this sort of scheme.
- Credit / Debit Card - we now have a card reading facility immediately following our 10.30 am Sunday church service.
- Easy Fundraising On-Line Donations - Use our donation page to give on-line and don't forget to fill in the Gift Aid section if you pay sufficient tax.
- Individual payments can also be made by cheque or bank transfer.
- Leaving money in your will (a legacy). This can be a fixed amount or a proportion of your overall estate (after expenses and any other fixed amounts have been paid). You should take advice about your will to ensure that it is correctly worded.
Gifts of money will be held for general use unless given for a specific purpose (as approved by the Parochial Church Council).
All cash given during Church Services is counted by two persons and recorded.
Each year our accounts are examined by an independent accountant with full access to documentation and bank accounts. Approved accounts are presented each year to the Annual Parochial Church Meeting and also provided to the Charity Commission..
TAX - Gift Aid Schemes.
The Government (HMRC) assists charities by refunding tax to the charity where a person gives to a charity from their taxed income. The Church can claim this money if the donor signs a declaration that their gift is from taxed income and where the gift is given in an auditable manner. It is the donor's responsibility to ensure they pay sufficient tax. Please see the treasurer for details.
In addition small cash donations (£30 or less per person) which are given in church meetings where the collection is counted and banked in an auditable manner will also attract a similar payment from HMRC. This scheme is a limited to donations up to a total of £8,000 per annum .