Financial Giving

Financial Giving

What's really helpful to the running of a church is to have regular financial giving.  That makes budgeting much easier.  However, we're also grateful for one off gifts, including legacies, which often mean we can plan for longer term things like capital developments.

Online Giving

You can donate securely to Christ Church online using PayPal or major credit/debit cards below and add Gift Aid.

Giving By Standing Order/Bank Transfer

You can also give regularly (preferably monthly) to Christ Church by standing order by filling in a this editabe form Word format) and returning it to the Church Office.  Or you can set up a regular transfer online to pay Christ Church Chislehurst; account number: 40254444, and sort code: 20-14-33.  Please include "Donation" in the reference field.  

If you're able to Gift Aid (see the 'Gift Aid' box below), please complete the Gift Aid Declaration part of the Giving Form in editable Word format and return it to the Church Office.

Other Ways to Give

  • You can place cheques or cash donations in the collection bags during the service.  If you're able to Gift Aid (see the 'Gift Aid' box below), please place your gift in one of our yellow envelopes found on the Welcome Desk. 
  • You may also like to consider making a donation to Christ Church Chislehurst in your will.  Please ask your solicitor when you make or change your will, or contact the Church Office for more information.

Giving and Discipleship

The Bible teaches us that 'The earth is the Lord's and everything in it' (Psalm 24:1) As Christians we recognise that God has given us everything we have and as part of our discipleship we believe in giving financially to the church. In the Old Testament the instruction was to honour God with 'first fruits', the first part of our income. Many Christians believe that tithing (giving a tenth) is a good principle but ultimately this is a personal decision between you and God. Jesus reminded us that we cannot serve both God and money, and a clear sign that this is true is if we are willing to give sacrificially to Him with our finances.

Perhaps Paul's words in the New Testament give a good summary of a healthy attitude towards giving: 'Remember this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each one should give what they have decided in their heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work' (2 Corinthians 9:6-8)

Smart Giving

There are ways of increasing your giving at no cost to youself!   

Gift Aid

  • Gift aid your donation and Christ Church can reclaim the tax (at the basic rate).
  • For every £1 donated, 25p can be reclaimed.
  • The donor must be a UK tax payer and must pay at least as much UK tax as the amount of tax being reclaimed. Tax can be reclaimed for any donations made in the last 4 years.
  • If you pay a higher rate tax, you may recover this through your own tax return.
  • More from Directgov.
What do I need to do?
  • Complete a Gift Aid Declaration form in editable Word format. One form can cover every gift made to Christ Church.
  • Donate in a way that allows us to match the donation to you – e.g. money in an envelope, standing order.
  • We will do the rest!

easyfundraising.org.uk

  • Registered on-line retailers will make a donation to your chosen charity.
  • Operates like a loyalty scheme, except instead of earning points the on-line retailers will make a donation to your chosen charity.
  • Over 2,000 retailers are registered, including John Lewis, Argos, Amazon, M&S, Expedia ... 
What do I need to do?
  • Visit the website www.easyfundraising.org.uk
  • Select the retailer of your choice, enter their website via the easyfundraising site and start to shop!

Matched Giving

  • Many employers offer a Matched Giving scheme whereby the employer will match donations to charity up to a given limit, ie your donation is doubled.
  • Often the donation will be taken from your pre-tax salary.
  • Individual company schemes will differ.
What do I need to do?
  • Check if your company has a scheme by asking your manager or HR, or look on your company intranet site.
  • Register for the scheme as advised by your company.
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