The PCC of St. Cuthbert’s Church is registered as a charity (No: 1132140) and relies on the generosity of its Church Family members for most of its income. This is how we are able to resource our mission and ministry, becoming more and more like the church of our vision.
There are several ways people can give financially to the Church: through occasional gifts or at services or regularly through some form of planned giving, for instance using our Envelope Scheme or by making a regular Standing Order from the bank.
Planned giving has two main advantages. First, it allows the church to plan ahead with much more certainty. Secondly, tax payers are able to make a Gift Aid declaration, enabling the Church to recover the standard rate of income tax on each donation. Currently this means that the Church receives an extra £25 for every £100 donated.
This Gift Aid reclaim is a very important additional contribution – typically we will recover about £10,300 a year from the taxman.
The Bible teaches us that we should give the same proportion of their income, regardless of how much we earn. We are encouraged to set aside 10% of our income as our giving to God and then decide how to spend the rest.
The Church’s governing body suggests 5%, or 5p in every Pound after tax as a basic level of giving.
That way, everyone in the church family shares equally in supporting God’s work.
Charity Number: 1132140
If you would like to become a member of the Planned Giving Scheme, please contact Barry Day, our Planned Giving Recorder, who deals with all matters to do with giving in complete confidence. Barry’s number is 023 9282 1470.
All donations are made in absolute confidence – only the Planned Giving Recorder knows the amounts given by individuals.
If you would like to give a one-off gift, Gift Aid envelope available in church on which there is a declaration form.
Email Planned Giving Secretary: firstname.lastname@example.org