HOW YOU CAN HELP ST JOHN'S FINANCIALLY
Much of the income that St John's Church needs to pay its way comes from its congregation and anyone else who wishes to donate towards the considerable overheads. Ongoing efforts are made to reduce expenditure to meet the many outgoings but it is an uphill struggle.
If you can help us to continue to serve the whole parish and meet our commitments to the wider Church, we would be extremely grateful. See below for ways of making donations, all of which are dealt with confidentially by the church treasurer or Gift Aid secretary.
Gift Aid - if you pay Income or Capital Gains Tax we could, with your authority, claim back the basic rate tax, which is currently 25p for each £1 given. The information below explains when a gift aid authority is needed and how it can be given.
Easyfunding - giving to St John's with no cost to you at all when you shop online
Click on the "Easyfundraising" tab at the left-hand side of the screen for full details. It's free money for us - and you!
Donate by cheque
We are happy to accept cheques. Please make cheques payable to St John's Church Whorlton Parochial Church Council.
You can pop them in the post to St John's Church Whorlton, Stamfordham Road, Westerhope, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE5 1NN or put on the collection plate at one of our services. We would love to see you.
Safe and secure donations can be made very easily via the charity "Give A Little", which is recommended by the Church of England. Use the buttons on our Home page. Gift aid will be added as above where applicable.
Text Giving using your mobile phone
To make it easier to donate to the work of St John's you can now do so by text in single payments ranging from £1 to £20 (which must be whole pounds). In each case you will be invited to consider authorising Gift Aid as above
Text WHORLTON1 to 70085 to donate £1
Text WHORLTON2 to 70085 to donate £2 and so on up to WHORLTON20 to donate £20.
If you have a monthly mobile phone contract the amount of your donation will be added to your phone bill. If you are on a pay-as-you-go contract your donation will come off the amount you are currently in credit.
Your text will count as a standard rate message.
Regular giving by Direct Debit by making just one phone call
All you have to do to is phone The Parish Giving Scheme (PGS) on 0333 002 1271 on weekdays between 9 am and 5 pm, making sure you have your bank details available. Quote the PGS code "Whorlton, St John - 250625145". PGS will arrange for your bank to make the payments you authorise.
The PGS is free for us to use and they automatically claim any Gift Aid on our behalf every month. This saves us time and helps our cashflow. You can find more from the PGS website by clicking here.
Already set up on PGS? If you need to make changes then please ring 0333 002 1260.
Regular giving by Standing Order - you can arrange this by going online to your bank account
If you would like to use this method, go to the standing order payments section of your online account and include the following particulars -
Name: St John's Church Whorlton Parochial Church Council
Account No: 10062685
Sort Code: 20 59 97
If you wish Gift Aid to be applied to this donation, please download a Gift Aid form by clicking here, and email it to the St John's Treasurer at the address shown at the bottom of the form.
Regular giving by Standing Order - this method of payment can also be used by sending a standing order form to your bank
You can obtain a form by clicking here. Please fill it in, including the Gift Aid section too if appropriate. Return the form to the Treasurer using the address shown at the top. The Treasurer will then forward the form to your bank.
Leaving a legacy
Leaving a legacy in your will is another way in which you can help. Once you have made a provision to your loved ones, leaving a gift to the church is one of the most valuable and lasting ways to support St John's in its work. You could perhaps discuss this with your family and solicitor when drawing up your will or in keeping it up to date.
The St John's Parochial Church Council has drawn up a legacy policy which you can see by clicking here.