Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Administrative Edition – Please Read!

Simplified Giving

Ever find yourself looking under the bed on a Sunday morning? Tired of reaching down that gap down the side of the cushions on the sofa in vain? Haven’t left enough time to call at the cashpoint on the way to church?
I had exactly this problem and more often than not could either find no money lying around at all, or could only find 50p in loose change from the box of pennies on the windowsill.
Then I discovered Standing Orders and can now give a regular monthly amount to the church without looking through pockets for notes.
It’s very easy to set up and there is a new form at the back of church for you to fill in and send to your bank. That’s all there is to it.
This method of giving is not only easier for you – it is good for the church to know roughly how much money is coming in each month and helps us budget effectively.
Please make sure you also fill in a “Gift Aid Declaration” too if you pay UK income tax, whether you give by standing order or in cash. Those who already allow the church to benefit from your tax, please also fill in a form as HM Revenue and Customs are changing their rules and I want to make sure everything is up to date and correct.
There is a form inside this newsletter for that!

Many thanks

Reader & Treasurer