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Finances

Gift Aid DeclarationStanding Order MandateGift Aid Declaration Renewal

Christian giving springs from a sense of gratitude not duty, a response to all that God has freely given us.

 

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO KEEP THE CHURCH RUNNING?

 


In 2014 it cost about £1,886 to keep the church running each week.

 

The average income for the same year was £2,185 per week.

  

WHAT ARE THE CHURCH EXPENSES?

 



























WHERE DOES THE CHURCH GET ITS MONEY FROM?

 














THE CHURCH DOES NOT RECEIVE ANY MONEY FOR ITS DAY TO DAY EXPENSES FROM CENTRAL CHURCH OF ENGLAND FUNDS.












THE CHURCH DOES NOT RECEIVE ANY MONEY FOR ITS DAY TO DAY EXPENSES FROM CENTRAL CHURCH OF ENGLAND FUNDS.


 

It is vital that the Parochial Church Council (PCC) has as clear an idea as possible of its income to be able to plan ahead, both for maintenance and mission, so please consider one of the following methods of giving:

 



OFFERING ENVELOPES

 


The envelope scheme provides a personal way of committed giving because the envelopes are dated each week of the year, so if you miss a week or two you can catch up later. You can even pay in advance if you are going away on holiday.

 

Many regular worshippers find the envelopes placed in the collection bags help to make their giving especially meaningful, since giving is brought into the centre of their worship. If you wish to use the envelope scheme, contact the Treasurer (see over for contact details). Any cheques should be made payable to “PCC of Edenbridge”

 



STANDING ORDER

 

For those with a bank account you can arrange for a fixed amount to be paid monthly, quarterly or annually. If you wish to give by this method please pick up the standing order mandate for full details of how to do this.

 

HOW TO INCREASE THE VALUE OF YOUR GIVING


The choice of payment method is yours, but if you pay by envelope or standing order and you pay income tax you should also consider making a Gift Aid declaration.


A Gift Aid declaration is a simple process which allows the church to reclaim the tax that you have paid on any amount you have gifted.                        


The tax rebate is added to your donation without any extra cost to you. If, for example you make a gift to the church of say £10.00, this attracts another £2.50 from the government. Think how much this will add to regular giving in the course of a year.


If you would like to increase the value of your giving in this way please complete the gift aid mandate available at the back of church or contact the PCC Treasurer for more information.


Final thoughts on Gift Aid


If you have made an on-going gift aid declaration please remember that any other donations you make will also be treated as gift aided.


If you want to donate items that you have purchased to complete an activity or job for the church, it is more tax efficient to claim back those expenses and then make a donation of the same amount as we can then claim the tax back. It also helps us to know what our expenditure levels really are.


OTHER WAYS TO HELP

 

 Help spread the word about planned giving and the value of gift aid


 Help with fund raising events.


 Let us have your fund raising or cost cutting ideas.


 Consider leaving something to the church in your will.


 Use www.easyfundraising.org.uk for your online shopping. (separate flyer available with details)




 ANY QUESTIONS?

 

If you have any questions about or want more information please contact 

The PCC HON. TREASURER

 Email sspp.treasurer@gmail.com

 

 

 




Sacristy

Communion wine and wafers etc.

2%

ECT and other away giving

Giving from our income to Eden Christian Trust etc

4%

Church mission and Education

Sunday Club, Courses, Prayer table etc

1%

Repairs, Maintenance and new equipment

General day to day maintenance -  excluding major projects

5%

Music

Organ tuning, Organists, Asst. Choir Director,  Music, etc

7%

Insurance

Buildings, employers and public liability cover.

6%

Church utilities

Gas, electricity, water etc

5%

Administration

Printing and stationery, staff

9%

Diocesan contribution costs

Clergy stipend and expenses, vicarage costs, diocesan services, wider church costs

61%

Donations

These are one off donations from a variety of sources including legacies.

3%

Fund Raising

The results from events such as the Christmas fair, the Kent Churches Bike Ride and ‘Easy Fundraising’ donations

3%

Income from investment

Investments are held in the capital Projects Designated Fund, dividends mandated to General Fund

6%

Fees

Fees are received for funerals and weddings. Income from hiring the church is also included in this category

9%

Weekly cash collections

This is the cash given in the offertory at Sunday and weekly services.

5%

Gift aid tax refund

This is the total refunded by the government on giving that was Gift Aided. This includes planned giving and one-off donations

15%

Planned giving

All giving by standing order and weekly envelopes whether gift aided or not.

60%