Giving

Giving

Supporting our church’s mission and ministry

Like many other Churches, our income dropped during the periods of lockdown, when our buildings were closed and public worship was banned. We furloughing a number of staff and reduced costs in other ways in these periods, but we still needed to meet a lot of overheads. 

Looking to the future, like many other churches, our congregation numbers have dropped markedly in the aftermath of the lockdown periods. This has happened across the Church of England. In a protraction time of trauma and loss across our society, there will be complex reasons for this change in church-attendance patterns. This change brings with it a drop in regular income and consequent financial challenges.

Churches will be able to meet the challenges which the pandemic has brought only if they meet the financial challenges of this time. 

Please read the notice immediately below from our churchwardens, and also the other notes on this page, and consider ways in which you can support your church.

From our Churchwardens – Giving if you have not yet returned to Church

Instead of making a “plate collection” donation you can give directly to our bank if you also bank electronically. To donate any amount to us just enter

Name: ST.SAVIOUR’S PCC
Bank: HSBC
Sort Code: 40-10-26
Account Number: 51061844
Reference: DONATION

If you wish to Gift Aid your donation thus allowing us to increase your donation by 25%, at no cost to you, please see the note below. You can return a completed Gift Aid form to office@oxtonstsaviour.co.uk

Please donate as if you were in Church.

Churchwardens, Spring 2020

Giving 

Everything that happens through St Saviour’s involves people giving their time and their money.

It costs around £3,000 per week to fund our Church’s work. We are entirely self-funding and receive no central government support. So every one of us has an important part to play in enabling the Church to grow and flourish and to make a real difference in the lives of others.

Being generous with our money is part of our lives as disciples. By giving money away, we give thanks to God for all that He has given to us, and we say that He is more important to us than money.

Contactless giving at home or in church

You can support our church’s mission and ministry using contactless giving online or in church. 

Simply open the camera app on your mobile phone, and point it at the QR code below (which is also available in the pews at church). Your phone will then invite you to visit our secure Giving Page. 

Choose the amount you wish to give, and then register your name and bank details. You can also, if you choose, add Gift Aid to your gift (see below).

Gift Aid – increase the value of your gift

If you pay tax in the UK (Income or Capital Gains Tax) we would be grateful if you could fill in, sign and return to us an ongoing Gift Aid declaration, so that we can claim back the basic rate of tax through the government’s Gift Aid scheme, It comes at no extra cost to you and we benefit greatly by recovering currently 25p for each pound given.

Giving by Standing Order – easy and convenient

You can easily setup a standing order at your local bank or online with these details.

Name: ST.SAVIOUR’S PCC
Bank: HSBC
Sort Code: 40-10-26
Account Number: 51061844
Reference: ST SAVIOUR’S CHURCH CHRISTIAN GIVING

If you prefer, you can download, complete, and give to your bank our ready-made form.

Other ways to give

Cheques are made payable to OXTON ST SAVIOUR PCC.

You may wish to consider leaving a legacy to the church in your Will. To read a leaflet giving more details about this, please click on this link.

Payroll Giving is a way of giving money to charity without paying tax on it. It must be paid through PAYE from someone’s wages or pension. Your employer needs to set up and run the scheme. The amount of tax relief you get depends on the rate of tax you pay.

For more information about giving, please contact Jan Taylor at giving@oxtonstsaviour.co.uk