REGISTERED CHARITY NUMBER : 1131721
Our parish, like all parishes in the Church of England, has to finance itself. Regular and occasional churchgoers enjoy our worship and other support that our parish offers. Without financial support from our users, we can neither continue the current activities of our Mission & Ministry nor maintain our beautiful grade II* listed building.
TO FUND OUR CHURCH WORK
On an average it costs around £13,500 per month to run our Parish, which includes:
Support of our vicar and ministry team.
Enabling worship services and the opportunity to join online.
The choir, music group and band leading the music that enhances our worship.
Maintaining and heating our church, office and Magdalene Centre.
Maintaining our forecourt and garden.
Providing activities for children and young people.
Reaching out into the wider community.
Diocesan support and advice (e.g. safeguarding, mission, training).
HOW MUCH SHOULD I GIVE
The short answer is as much as you feel able to. It is a thoughtful, prayerful decision that only you can make.
If it helps the average amount given within our Diocese of Southwark is £80 per month per person. We would also ask you to review your giving annually.
HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT BY GIVING
We are encouraging everyone to give by Direct Debit as part of the Parish giving Scheme
This can be set up online by visiting Addiscombe St Mary Magdalene - Parish Giving Scheme
By telephone - 0333 002 1271, by quoting our parish name Addiscombe St Mary Magdalene and Ref: 370637378
If you wish to set up a standing order, Please use our Bank Account details below.
St Mary Magdalene with St Martins PCC
A/C number - 00028724
Sort code - 40-52-40
HOW TO GIFT-AID
If you are a tax-payer and would like St. Mary's to reclaim the tax, complete the Gift-Aid declaration form below. Alternatively you can also send it by post using the Church address at the bottom of the page.
When attending the church you can give by cash or cheque (payable to St Mary Magdalene with St Martin PCC) in the offertory during the services.
If you are a tax payer, please consider completing a Gift Aid envelope.
Please use the card reader as you enter or leave church.
If your gift is more than £30 we can claim Gift Aid
Please enter your details on the sheet beside the card reader.
GIFT AID YOUR DONATION
If you are a tax payer, the most efficient way of Giving is to Gift-Aid your donationss. This will increase your donation by 25%.
HIGHER RATE TAX PAYERS MAY ALSO RECEIVE TAX-RELIEF FOR CHARITABLE GIVING
LEGACY GIFT IN YOUR WILL
Once you have made provision for your loved ones, leaving a gift in your Will to St Mary Magdalene with St Martin is one of the most valuable and lasting ways you can continue to support the mission, ministry and heritage of our church in our community of Addiscombe.
Your gift could enable us to achieve something that we could not normally do.
Maureen Besley did just that. The gift in her Will enabled us to renovate church toilets and sound system.
For more information
a legacy information pack
please click here