We have signed up to be part of the parish giving scheme, this allows you to set up a Direct Debit based payment that goes straight to church and if you are a tax payer church will also receive the Gift Aid too. This will help both you and the church since the payment is taken automatically and church have less administration to perform on the donation. Additionally you can choose to automatically increase your payments each year inline with inflation, so your donation will stay the same in real terms and not appear to decrease as costs increase.
To find out more see the following information https://www.parishgiving.org.uk/donors/how-it-works/.
Unfortunately you cannot sign up online, but you can do it over the phone on using the number on the above website. If you are signing up over the phone you will need to quote our church's reference number which is 210621082, the church is listed on the system as Lincoln St John the Baptist. You will also need your bank account number and sort code, with your name and contact details.
There is an application form you can download, print, complete and post. If you do not have access to a printer, please ask someone at church for a form and we will be able to give you one.
Why Should I Give Regularly?
As well as being an opportunity to think about how we give and how much we give to the church, it is also an opportunity to think about why we give. The Bible refers to tithes, 10% of the first fruits offered to God. The Church of England is more generous and suggests a regular gift of 5% of your income (if you can afford it - not everyone can).
This isn't like paying a subscription or membership fee, we don't pay for services rendered. We give to the Church in order that the Church can give. We give in response to God's gift to us. We give a portion of our income to the church so that the church can function in communities like ours, supporting families who are struggling, befriending isolated older people, helping our schools, supporting the bereaved, advocating for people without a voice, creating spaces for wildlife and supporting the natural environment, and so much more making sure that there is a sacred space in every community where people can encounter God.
One off Donations
You can donate to St Johns using PayPal, credit or debit card. There are two types of donation you can make; a gift aid donation; or a non-gift aid donation, please make sure you use the correct one.
Charity Gift Aid declaration
Boost your donation by 25p of Gift Aid for every £1 you donate
Gift Aid is reclaimed by the charity from the tax you pay for the current tax year. Your address is needed to identify you as a current UK taxpayer.
In order to Gift Aid your donation you must use the Gift Aid Donation Button below and provide your full name and address including postcode during the checkout process. Gift Aid will be claimed back on the your entire donation; and if you choose to make a regualar donation you accept that the tax will be claimed back on an future donations or any that you have made in the past 4 years.
By choosing to donated using the Gift Aid Charity Button you are stating that: "I am a UK taxpayer and understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year it is my responsibility to pay any difference."
Please notify the us if you:
- want to cancel this declaration
- change your name or home address
- no longer pay sufficient tax on your income and/or capital gains
If you pay Income Tax at the higher or additional rate and want to receive the additional tax relief due to you, you must include all your Gift Aid donations on your Self-Assessment tax return or ask HM Revenue and Customs to adjust your tax code.
Use this button if you are not a UK tax payer or you do not wish to Gift Aid your donation