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452 Streatham High Road · London · SW16 3PY · Tel: (020) 8679 6888
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The income to support the work and worship of Immanuel and St Andrew Church* comes almost entirely from the gifts members of the church and congregation give and the tax we recover on them through Gift Aid. We don't normally receive any significant contributions from anyone else. So first, to all our members,
- for all you give.
But we hope you won't just give to Immanuel and St Andrew because the Church needs the money. We hope you will regard your giving as a way of saying "Thank You" to God. That's why we often refer to the collections in our Services as "Thankofferings". So, ...
Thank You, God!
- for all you do for us and all you give us,
especially for your gift of yourself in Jesus.
There are many ways you can make your Thankoffering and support Immanuel and St Andrew financially.
If you regard yourself as a member of our congregation please consider joining the planned giving scheme (also called the 'stewardship scheme'), if you are not a member of the scheme already. Members of the scheme normally use a bank standing order or envelopes to make their gifts regularly. See below for more information.
If you are a visitor, or for some reason cannot or do not wish to join the planned giving scheme, the simplest way to give is to put your gift(s) in the Thankoffering collection. Our Thankofferings are collected at most services, usually by passing a basket round at an appropriate time. Please put your gift in the basket. Please also consider using Gift Aid - see below.
Donations can also be handed to the treasurer, Caroline Hewitt, or sent to her at the church address at the top of the page.
Either cash or cheques are welcome, but we are unfortunately not able to accept gifts by debit or credit card.
Cheques should be made payable to PCC of Immanuel and St Andrew
Please note that gifts and donations are normally accepted on the basis that they will be paid into the general funds of the PCC (Parochial Church Council) even if they were requested or given for a particular purpose. While every effort will be made to use gifts in accordance with any request by the donor the PCC cannot guarantee that this will happen. The only exception to this is donations made or requested specifically for causes or organisations outside the direct control of the PCC, such as a Christian Aid Week collection or the annual Gift Day collection for work outside the parish, when the money collected will all be sent to the cause or organisation concerned.
However you make your gift, please consider using Gift Aid to make it worth more to the church at no additional cost to you. By completing a very simple declaration (Gift Aid declaration), any donors who are taxpayers can enable the church to reclaim the tax they have paid on the donation(s) they make - making every donation worth 25% more to the church.
Gift Aid can be used for single donations. It is not restricted to donations made under the planned giving scheme. For single donations or any not made under the scheme there are special envelopes available which have the necessary declaration printed on them. If you are a taxpayer and will pay at least as much tax in the tax year as can be reclaimed on your giving (allowing for any gifts you make to other charities as well), please ask one of the stewards for a Gift Aid envelope, use it for your gift and complete the declaration - thank you. (For more details about the declaration see under the planned giving scheme below.)
Joining the Planned Giving Scheme involves making a pledge to give a regular amount to the church, usually weekly or monthly. This helps the church by giving it a regular reliable income. The gifts are usually made either by placing the money in a numbered envelope which is then put in the Thankoffering collection or by making a standing order for your bank. For more information see the notes for guidance below.
We would encourage all members to join the scheme if at all possible and to continue to:
If you use a standing order we invite you to use the small cards that are available and place one in the Thankoffering basket when it comes round to remind yourself and show to others that you are also making a thankoffering. You can also use the cards if you use envelopes but give, say, monthly, putting the card in the basket in the weeks you have no envelope. Please ask the stewards for a supply of cards when you come into the Service.
You can view the Gift Aid declaration by downloading a copy of the response form from the 'Downloads' section below. It requires only your name, address and signature to confirm that you are a taxpayer and that you want the Church to claim Gift Aid on your donation(s).
Anyone wishing to join the planned giving scheme or to review what he or she gives is asked to complete a simple response form. There is in addition a separate standing order form to be completed by those who wish to make or change a standing order. (We will send this second form on to the bank.) Forms are normally available in the entrance hall at church and can also be obtained from the treasurer, Caroline Hewitt. If you have Adobe Reader you can download copies from the 'Downloads' section below and either save or print them now.
Below, there are some notes for guidance in the form of "Frequently Asked Questions" (FAQs) about giving to Immanuel and St Andrew Church.
If you need any help completing the response form or have any other queries about giving to Immanuel and St Andrew please contact the Treasurer, the Envelope Secretary, or the Gift Aid Secretary:
**To protect individual privacy, private addresses and telephone numbers of members are not normally shown on the website. If you wish to contact one of the people above and do not have the information you need, please refer to the Home Page or the "Who's Who" page for general contact details, or call the Parish Office on 020 8679 6888 (24-hr answering service).
The following "Frequently asked questions" (FAQ's) about giving to Immanuel and St Andrew Church may be helpful:
* This does not include the income to run and maintain our building, which comes from the hire fees paid by those who hire our hall or other rooms.
Page last updated 20 January 2015.
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