This means that St Mary’s is self supporting and needs to raise enough funds each year to pay a portion to the Diocese of London and to cover all of our operating costs.
It is part of our Christian faith that we believe in charitable giving to continue the work of the church and this can be done in a variety of ways.
How to support St Mary’s:
There are three ways to give to St Mary’s on a regular basis; by standing order, by the weekly envelope scheme or by online banking. Your commitment to give to St Mary’s on a regular basis enables us to plan our yearly budget more effectively. Whichever way you choose to give, if you are a UK tax payer please complete and return the Gift Aid Form so that we may recover the tax. These forms are also available from the back of the church.
If you would like to give by Standing Order Mandate please complete the mandate (download by clicking the link above) and return the form to: The Planned Giving Secretary, c/o The Parish Office, St Mary’s Church, The Boltons, London SW10 9TB. If you would like to pay by the weekly envelope scheme please contact the Parish Office (020 7835 1440 or email firstname.lastname@example.org) for details.
If you would like to use online/internet banking, please use the information about St Mary’s bank account to set up regular payments (all details are included in the forms, please click the links above to access them). Please remember to add your name followed by ‘/PG’ so that we can identify planned giving payments. For example ‘Joe Bloggs/PG’. Please let us know when you have set up the payment.
This involves asking the Planned-Giving Secretary (Philip Bedford-Smith) for a numbered set of brown envelopes (one for each Sunday in the year plus one for Christmas Day). The desired contribution is placed in one of these envelopes, and the envelope placed in a collection bag during the singing of the Offertory hymn during the church service.
Subsequently the Secretary can reclaim tax for St Mary’s benefit on the total offering made in the year, as long as the donor has paid UK income or capital gains tax in that year sufficient to cover that claim (and has made a Gift Aid declaration). Those who attend infrequently may prefer to use the blue envelopes available in each pew and at the back of the church. With these, however, it is necessary to fill in your name and address on each envelope.
Cheques can also be sent via the Administrator or the Clergy.