A church is more than bricks and mortar. It is a community of people who, together, live in relationship with God through Jesus Christ.
There is a church at the heart of every community. And each one puts its faith in action. Our churches run food banks and night shelters, host exercise classes, organise farmers markets, and so much more.
Our churches belong to everyone.
Christians are encouraged to give away a proportion of our time, skills and money. This could be to help our church, help other charities, or to help people in need.
The Church does not receive any funds from the Government or from the Church of England to help with the work of the church and in the day to day running and maintenance of St. Paul’s Church. Any income comes from the congregation and the wider public, through giving, donations or fund raising activities.
If you wish to make a donation you may find the following information helpful.
Gift Aid is surprisingly easy to use. Gift Aid can apply to donations of any amount, large or small, by cash, cheque, postal order, direct debit, standing order, debit or credit card or even in a foreign currency (including the Euro).
If you are a UK taxpayer, all you have to do is give the Church a simple Gift Aid declaration by completing a short form. (Contact J M Parkes 01484 605553)
What's more, one single Gift Aid declaration can apply to all past donations you have made over the past 4 years and to all future donations you make.
Gift Aid is linked to Basic rate tax, currently 20%, which currently allows charities to reclaim 25pence on the pound.
Higher rate taxpayers can claim back the difference between Basic rate and Higher rate or additional tax. 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.
Providing you pay enough tax (income and/or capital gains) to cover the amount the church reclaims in the same financial year, you are entitled to use Gift Aid. For example, if you wish to Gift Aid your charitable donations that total £100 in one year, you will need to have paid at least £25 to the taxman in respect of that tax year.
Yorkshire Bank Ltd
40 New Street
Account name: Shepley Parochial Church Council
Bank Sort Code: 05-04-69
Account number: 65226903