for the joy of it!
Bible,Acts 20:35(King James Version): "I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive."
As a church community we are called to give of ourselves - our talents, our labour and our monetary wealth. Other pages in the website show how we can each become involved to contribute the first two, this page is concerned with the £ side. Our churches are always in need of funds for upkeep of the buildings, Christian spiritual leadership within the community and charitable giving to those in need.
For those who pay Income Tax or Capital Gains Tax at least equal to the amount of claimed refund, Gift Aid is the most effective method as, at no cost to the donor, the Church can reclaim 25% of the amount given, so a gift of £10 becomes £12.50. All you need to do for a one-off donation is to complete the declaration on a Gift Aid envelope, available in the Church, enclose your donation and put it in a collection bag or in the box near the church door For regular donations either by Bank Standing Order or by weekly envelopes you need to complete a similar declaration form available from the church treasurer (or please ask a sidesperson or steward at any of the services).
Another source of income that provides occasional funds is Legacies. Making a gift in your Will allows you to say "Thank you" to God for all the blessings you have enjoyed. It helps pass on our Christian heritage, securing the work of the church in the future. So, when you think about writing your Will or bringing your existing Will up to date please consider leaving a gift to one of the Churches.