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|Finance and giving
The mission, ministry and maintenance of St Margaret's Church is dependent on the giving of its members. Once we appreciate how much God has given us in practical and spiritual ways, we are compelled to respond to his generosity through the use of our time, our talents and our financial resources.
Christian teaching suggests that in all these areas we are expected to give something to God's work according to our means. Every contribution however small or large brings us together in our shared purpose.
Do make the subject of your giving a matter for prayer. Do be bold and discuss how you might offer your time and your talents. For financial contributions, many Christians give a tithe (10% of gross income) or some other fixed percentage.
As St Paul said (2 Corinthians, 9.7) 'Each should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver'.
Making a financial contribution
If you have decided to take out, or increase a Standing Bankers Order - please complete the standing order form which instructs your bank to pay your donation into St Margaret's Account. NB. Send this form to the Church, not your Bank.
If you have not already completed a Gift Aid Declaration, please complete the declaration on the same form.
If you have decided to make a cash or cheque/ CAF donation, please place it on the collection plate at the back of church. If you are a UK tax payer, please place cash donations in a Gift Aid envelope and complete the details. Alternatively, please send donations marked for the attention of the Treasurer to St Margaret's Church Parish Office, Church Lane, Chipstead CR5 3RD.
What wording should I use to leave a gift to St Margaret's Church?
Thank you for considering leaving a legacy to St. Margaret’s Church- we very much appreciate all gifts given in this way. If you would like to remember St Margaret’s in your Will but are not entirely sure of the best way of doing this, you may find this document useful as it contains a guide to suggested wording for your Will for some of the most common ways of leaving a gift.
Please ensure that, whatever wording is used, any legacy to us includes our full name, “St Margaret’s PCC” and “Registered Charity Number 1139738” as this will avoid any doubt about our identity.’
However you make your contribution, we are grateful to God for your generosity towards the mission and ministry of St Margaret's.