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Giving

Thank you for your generous financial donations, without which, the work of St John’s would not be possible! 

St John’s ongoing vision is that through an overwhelming encounter with God we would grow in holiness, be compelled by the love of Christ and be fruitful in our walk with the Holy Spirit.

Will you pledge for 2017?

If you are a Member and have not completed a Commitment Card you can download one below. The card should be returned to the Church Office in a sealed envelope marked for the attention of the Giving Secretary. Commitment cards are treated confidentially and are designed to help the church to plan ahead.

We recommend completing your Commitment Card after careful thought and prayer. Completing a commitment card is only an indication of your expected giving to the church throughout the year. We understand that circumstances can change and you may need to change your plans.

Gift Aid

If you are eligible, by being a UK tax payer, giving by Gift Aid is very beneficial to St John’s. It allows the church to claim back an extra 25% on top of your donation, at no extra cost to you. You can download a Gift Aid Declaration Form below. Please return it to the Church Office in a sealed envelope marked for the attention of the Giving Secretary.

If you are giving to St John’s under the Gift Aid scheme, the recent changes in tax law may mean that you are no longer paying enough tax to support your Gift Aid donations. If you find that you aren’t paying enough tax this tax year, or you’ve got questions about this, please contact Robert Brockbank (St John’s Gift Aid Secretary). According to HMRC, it is your responsibility as the donor to make up any shortfall. However, we may be able to adjust a future Gift Aid claim to repay any tax due on your behalf.
 

Giving Regularly by Standing Order

Setting up a standing order with your Bank or Building Society is easy and payments can be made weekly, monthly, quarterly or annually.  If you would like to give by Standing Order, please download the form below and arrange it directly with your bank, either online or at your local branch. Please inform the Giving Secretary, via the Church Office if you have setup a new Standing Order.

Please notify the St John’s Treasurer in any of the following circumstances:
  • cancel or change Standing Order
  • change name or address
  • no longer pay sufficient tax on income/capital gains for us to claim Gift Aid
 

Other Ways of Giving

  1. Gift Aid envelopes, available in the church foyer, can be placed in the collection plate on a Sunday.
  2. Weekly or monthly stewardship envelopes are available from the Giving Secretary.
  3. Cash or cheques can be placed in the collection plate at any service.
   

The Treasurer (Alan Hawes) and the Giving Secretary (Robert Brockbank) would be happy to answer any questions you have about giving.

Giving Forms