Giving at St Alphege Seasalter
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Everything we do is made possible by your gifts of time, talents and money, reflecting the generous God who loves us and all those we live alongside.
Your giving enables us to hold our Sunday services, work with pre-schoolers, children and families, young people and older people, outreach to our local school in the Parish through events and assemblies, provide pastoral care and support and to conduct key life events like weddings, baptisms and funerals as well as seasonal celebrations and memorials.
Additionally, through your generosity we support and partner with many social action projects that benefit the community such as our local Debt centre, Food Bank, FairShare food scheme, outgrown school uniform distribution and Street Pastors and also support the myriad other community groups and activities that take place at the Seasalter Christian Centre.
It’s only made possible by God’s generosity working through those who pray, serve and give to the work of the church. We could not do it without you!
Rev. Paulette Stubbings
Ways you can give:
GIVE REGULARLY BY STANDING ORDER
Monthly giving is vital because it means we can plan in the longer term things that will reach more people with the love of Jesus.
To set up or amend a standing order, please email our giving secretary Ceri Charilaou for our bank details: firstname.lastname@example.org. When you do that, please give your first name and surname as the reference.
You can also complete the Standing Order Mandate Form and send it to your bank who will set it up for you.
GIVE VIA TEXT
To give via an SMS message, text the code STALPHEGE
followed by the amount you wish to give to 70085.
For example to give £3 you would text "STALPHEGE 3"
Texts cost the donation amount plus one standard message rate
GIVE VIA JUSTGIVING
We are setting up a JustGiving page to allow people to donate via the Internet. A link to the St Alphege Seasalter donation page will be added here and you can also use JustGiving to set up a personal fundraising page for the church
SEND A CHEQUE
To give via cheque, please make the cheque payable to ‘St Alphege Seasalter DCC and either give it via an envelope at a Sunday service or post it to: St Alphege Seasalter,
Seasalter Christian Centre
49 Faversham Road
PAYROLL GIVING VIA YOUR EMPLOYER
Many employers offer Payroll Giving which allows you to give directly to St Alphege Seasalter from your salary before tax is deducted. This means if you give £100 per month and are a basic rate taxpayer, the gift will only cost you £80 from your net pay. If you pay a higher rate of tax, £100 a month will only cost you £60 from your net pay.
To find out if your employer offers Payroll Giving, contact your HR office.
EMPLOYER MATCHED GIVING
Some employers offer matched giving schemes. In most cases, the company will match your donation pound-for-pound up to a specific amount; a handful of organisations will even double your gift. Do contact the Human Resources or Social Responsibility Office at your workplace to find out if they operate a matched giving scheme.
Some employers may not match giving for religious purposes, though most will match gifts for our heritage work – so it may help us with our development of the Old Church and its environs.
If you require advice on how to use matched giving, or need help allocating your giving for match giving purposes, please contact the church office.
If you pay Income Tax or Capital Gains Tax in the UK, we can claim back 25p on every £1 you donate through the Gift Aid scheme. To permit us to do this, please complete this Gift Aid Declaration.
If you pay tax above the basic rate, you can personally claim the difference between the rate you pay and basic rate on your donation (25%). You can do this either through your self-assessment tax return, or by asking HMRC to amend your tax code.
*Note: Please do not fill in a Gift Aid declaration if you give via a pre-tax Payroll Giving scheme as you are giving ‘pre-tax’, and thus we cannot claim tax back on the gift.
Daniel Rafferty, 14/11/2020