Why we give

As a church family we long to see people discover Jesus, live in the full life He brings and to be a people who are actively sharing our faith with others.  

 

You can see from all that we do, from our regular Sunday worship at both our churches, to activities during the week we strive to be people who worship Jesus, and see His Holy Spirit move in power amongst all people of all ages, and we hope that you have felt this as you have worshipped with us. 

 

For all this to happen we need everyone - you and me - to be fully involved; to become partners in working for the Kingdom of God to be seen in Knaphill and Brookwood through not only the giving of time and talent in service but also financially. In short we give for three reasons; 

 

1. Financial giving is part of our following of Jesus. The Bible says in 2 Corinthians 9:7 that we give what we have decided in our hearts to give. We give back to God because we recognise His generous gift of grace in Jesus and in turn we too are generous. We recognise that he provides for our needs and in giving we our placing our financial trust in Him, and seeking for His work to happen in our local community. 

 

2. As a church, we don not receive any external funding from the Church of England or anywhere else. This means we are self-supporting. We are dependent on the donations of those in our church family in order to cover our running costs as we seek to share Jesus with others and help each other grow in our faith in Jesus.

 

3. Finally, we give so we can continue the work we do in our local community and around the world, helping others to discover Jesus and to learn to live for Him.

What will my gift be used for?

In 2019 we estimate we will spend £25k* each month including nearly £4k a month on youth and children’s work. This comprises £6.4k on Parish Share (see here for more on this), £8.7k on our four buildings, £3.6k on staff, clergy costs, outreach and worship and £2.3k on mission. All of this money comes from you! We receive nothing from the government or the Church of England or anywhere else.  

*Excluding the money needed for the Chancel reordering (£79k)

 

 

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all

your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.”

This is the first and greatest commandment.

And the second is like it: “Love your neighbour as yourself.”

Matthew 22:37-39

How can I give?

Here at Holy Trinity Knaphill and St Saviour's Brookwood we are excited about the work we do in our communities helping people discover life in Jesus. We are so grateful for the generosity of people who already give to the work we do that enable us to bring practical and spiritual help to so many. Whilst we are more than happy to accept any gifts you may wish to give us, we are most keen to receive regular gifts as this enables us to plan ahead.

Give today

We are currently looking into ways of enabling people to give to us via our website. Until a new method has been found, you can make transfers to our account using internet or telephone banking.

 

The bank details for this are:

Name: Holy Trinity & St Saviour’s Churches

Sort code: 40-47-08

Account: 52109344

 

If you wish us to collect gift aid on your gift please ensure your name is shown as a reference and, if you have not already done so, complete and return the gift aid declaration form to our treasurer, Helen Simmons, via the church office.

 

Regular Giving

Regular giving helps us because:

 

• Cash flow improves as we can claim back Gift Aid regularly throughout the year rather than waiting for the year end

• Many of our expenses are monthly – so regular giving means we can meet our liabilities as they arise instead of having dips and peaks in our income

• It allows us to plan much more effectively for what we will be able to afford in the future.

 

 

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Church Building Fund and other special 

If you wish to give money for a specific cause – such as the building work at our churches, or to one of the special collections for our mission partners held during the year please transfer money to the account below stating the cause you wish your gift to go to:

 

Name: Holy Trinity & St Saviour’s Churches

Bank Account No: 52109344

Sort Code: 40-47-08 (HSBC Woking)

 

If you are a tax payer, please click here to download a Gift aid declaration to accompany your donation. Please note if your gift is from you and your spouse, to claim gift aid the money must clearly come from the tax payer ie if the money is coming from a joint account please advise the treasurer that the gift is from the tax payer. Please send this to the Treasurer via the Church Office.

 

Easyfundraising

If you ever shop on the internet, please consider using Easyfundraising. This is a special portal that allows you to access your normal shopping website as normal but results in the company you are shopping with giving us a donation – at no cost to yourself. And there's even a special donation reminder you can download that does the hard work for you.

 

There are thousands of websites on Easyfundraising each with different rates of donation – for example Amazon give us 0.5% of the value of your purchase, John Lewis give 2% Viking give us 4.5%, lastminute.com give us 4.5%. It might not seem a lot but it is in effect free money – who are we to turn it down?! 

 

We have been with Easyfundraising for nearly a year and only 23 people are currently using it. Those 23 people have raised over £167.58 in that time. Imagine how much we could raise if everyone used it.

Other ways of giving regularly

Give through your employer’s payroll giving scheme 

Some employers operate a matching scheme – they will match what you give to a charity. Some companies restrict the type of charity, others the value they will give up to. This only applies if your employer runs such a scheme – your Human Resources department can provide details on this

 

Set up a Charities Aid Foundation Donation Scheme 

Please see www.caf.org.uk for more information.

 

Bring your giving to church

At most of our services we pass a collection bag around. You can put cash into this or cheques. We are currently looking into a scheme that will allow you to use your credit or debit card if you have a certain app on your smart phone – watch this space.

 

The tax man allows us to claim Small Gift Aid Relief (at the normal gift aid rate of 20%) on anonymous cash donations less than £30. If you are a tax payer please put your gift into one of the yellow gift aid envelopes and fill in your details on the back – this will enable us to claim tax back on your gift regardless of the size and whether or not you have given by cheque or cash

 

Legacies & Bequests

Leaving a gift in your will is a practical way of saying “Thank you” to God for all the blessings we have enjoyed during our lives. Such giving contributes to the future activities of our Church.

All gifts to charities in a will are tax-free because gifts to the Church and other charities are deducted from the value of your estate when inheritance tax (IHT) is calculated. Currently (2016-17 tax year), IHT is payable on estates worth more than £325,000 at a rate of 40%. Moreover, if you leave gifts to a charity (including churches) in your will totalling 10% or more of the value of your estate, the rate of IHT you pay will be only 36%.

Inheritance tax can be complicated, and you are advised to seek specialist tax advice if your estate is large or your affairs are complex.