Since lockdown, we have had articles in our bulletins and news sheets
on giving to charities (particularly those helping the homeless)
in response to coronavirus, and articles on help for those feeling
the effects of loss of earnings - or even of their jobs.
This was the right priority as we are bound to look after the needs of others
at a time of crisis.
But our churches faced a loss in income when the churches had to be closed,
and regular church hall hirers suspended their activities.
Although the church is to a large extent up and running as before,
this loss is still being felt.
Some members already have Standing Orders with their bank
to make regular donations to support their church.
However, those who normally made a contribution during the 'collection'
in church were clearly unable to do that in lockdown, and may indeed
not have returned to church in person yet.
For them and any others unable to give in the normal ways,
this might well be a good time to consider planned giving.
If you are a UK tax payer, you can claim
Gift Aid on the donations which you make,
and HMRC will pass on the refund to us -
so for every pound you donate, St Peter's
will receive £1.25.
Here are the forms necessary to set up a regular donation:
The Gift Aid Form can either be presented at St Peter’s or sent in the post to:
St Peter's Belsize Park
2a Braemar Avenue
London NW10 0DJ
We hope that you find these links helpful, and might consider regular planned giving to your church if you do not already practise this.
If you have any questions, or need help with the forms, please contact us:
email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 07514 480971