Trinity Church Lyon is financially self-supporting. The chaplain’s stipend, the maintenance of the Vicarage, the rent payable for use of the chapel, and all the running expenses of the church are met out of church giving by the church members. For this reason members are encouraged to put their church giving on a regular basis, using either a bank standing order payment or monthly giving envelopes. There are tax advantages for those using one of these methods. Contrary to what some people would like to believe, there is no hidden subsidy from the Church of England!
There is no pressure to tithe. But we are aware of Paul’s teaching that thin sowing (Paul is talking about money) means thin reaping and that ‘God loves a cheerful giver’ (2 Corinthians 9: 6-7).
Donating to the churchUK residents who want to give can do so through ICS. TCL will then be able to receive UK gift aid (the government adds 25p to every pound given): https://www.ics-uk.org/lyon. Some American families choose to channel their giving through CAF.
Otherwise, donations to the church can be made using one of several methods:
Just click on the link to give via Paypal. You can use your Paypal account or pay by credit card.
Cheques can be accepted from French or United Kingdom bank accounts. Cheques drawn on French accounts should be made payable to “Association de l’Eglise Anglicane à Lyon”.
Cheques drawn on United Kingdom accounts should be made payable to “Lyon Anglican Church”.
Virement / Standing Order
Direct transfer of funds from your bank account in France or the United Kingdom can be done using the bank account details below.
Code banque – 30002
Code Guichet – 01000
Numéro de Compte – 0000909167S
Clé RIB – 02
Domiciliation – CL LYON
Intitulé du Compte –
Assoc. de l’Eglise Anglicane à Lyon,
38 chemin de Taffignon,
Bank Sort Code – 20-12-21
Bank – Barclays Bank PLC
Account Number – 00478997
Account Name – Lyon Anglican Church
Credit / Debit Card
Donations on any Visa, MasterCard or American Express Card can be accepted via the Intercontinental Church Society in England. They will be debited in Pounds Sterling and, if applicable, converted to your card currency by the card plan.
You may not be in a position to give as you wish just now, or you may want to spread your giving over a number of months. In either case, it would be very helpful to know the amount and the approximate date that you intend to give. Obviously you would not be obliged to fulfil your pledge as circumstances can change, but we would hope that such pledges would be honoured if at all possible
For taxpayers, all donations to the church are eligible to be declared on your tax return and bring substantial advantages. Please get in touch for further details concerning donations made from France.
UK residents who give through ICS can benefit from tax relief through the Gift Aid scheme . (And TCL will receive an extra 25p for every pound given). Donate here: https://www.ics-uk.org/lyon
In the USA, normal tax benefits for charity donations can also be obtained by giving via CAF America. Cheques in US$ need to be sent to CAF America together with a form which is available for downloading. CAF America will send us a cheque in euros after deducting about 7% for currency conversion and other charges, and will send you the necessary certificate for your tax return.