Our Parish – Our Responsibility

Fr Steve and the Finance Committee wish to express their thanks for your support of the planned giving appeal over the past few weeks. Initial indications are that we had a positive reaction. We will provide a fuller update at the end of July when we have analysed the impact on our income. If you were thinking of getting involved but have not got around to it yet then why not take the time to sign up this weekend. If you are a parishioner and you already use ChurchSuite then you can make and manage your donations via the website or App. However, if you are not registered for ChurchSuite and would like to register then go HERE.

One-off donations

St Edmund’s runs a number of fundraisers for specific causes. You can make a one-off donation to these appeals, paying by credit or debit card. Specify the amount in the form when you click on the Donate button below.

Make a pledge or bequest to St Edmund’s

If you would like to make a bequest or a large gift to St Edmund’s we will ensure your donation will be put to good use in the parish. Regular bequests transform our finances and allow us to invest in the church infrastructure and facilities. Please contact the parish office on 020 8650 0970 or email stedmundsparish@btconnect.com if you would like us to explain how the process works.

GiftAid

If you are a UK taxpayer then we can reclaim on tax you pay for any donation you make. For example if you are a standard rate tax payer and donate £1 then St Edmund’s would receive a further 25p from HMRC. It does not cost you any more but you do have to be a UK taxpayer and must have signed a GiftAid declaration. With our online giving we make this process as convenient as possible and you just have to tick the box on the donate page.

If you pay tax at the higher or additional rate, you can claim the difference between the rate you pay and basic rate on your donation. Do this either:

Example You donate £100 to St Edmund’s – we claim Gift Aid to make your donation £125. You pay 40% tax so you can personally claim back £25.00 (£125 x 20%).

 

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