Thank you for your generous financial donations, without which, the outworking of
St Mark’s vision would not be possible!
St Mark’s ongoing vision is that we might be a community:
GROWING DEEPER in our relationship with God,
GROWING CLOSER in our fellowship with one another, and
GROWING FURTHER in our impact in our community and our world.
WILL YOU PLEDGE FOR 2016-17?
If you are a Member and have not completed a Pledge Card yet, why not do it online here
? Your Pledge helps the Finance Department plan ahead.
HOW YOU CAN GIVE
Regularly by Standing Order
A Standing Order is easy to set up with your Bank or Building Society and payment can be made on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis. If you would like to give by Standing Order, please download the form below, complete and return it to St Mark’s Finance Department (please also ensure you complete the Gift Aid Declaration section).
Additionally, please notify the Finance Department if you cancel or change your Standing Order, change your name or address, or no longer pay sufficient tax on your income and/or capital gains for St Mark’s to claim Gift Aid.
If giving via Standing Order is not best for you, there are other ways of giving here.
Gift Aid (Tax Efficient Funding)
UK Tax Payers: If you are a UK tax payer (Income or Capital Gains Tax) and would like St Mark’s to claim back the basic rate tax through the Government’s Gift Aid scheme, you will need complete either the Gift Aid Declaration on the Standing Order Instruction above, or the Gift Aid Declaration below, if you have not done so already. This will enable St Mark’s to recover the basic rate of income tax, currently 25p for each pound given, at no extra cost to you.
Higher Rate UK Tax Payers: If you pay higher or additional rate tax, you may recover this through your own tax return. Alternatively, you may pass on this extra tax to St Mark’s by giving via your employer’s payroll giving scheme (Payroll Giving).
If you are a UK higher rate (40 per cent) or additional rate (45 per cent) income tax payer and you give to St Mark’s directly and allow us to reclaim the basic rate tax through Gift Aid then you may recover, through your tax return, the difference between the basic rate tax that St Mark’s recovers and the higher or additional rate that you have paid.
If you give via Payroll Giving then, because you are giving ‘pre-tax’, you are able to pass on the full benefit of your tax to St Mark’s immediately – see ‘Other Ways of Giving’.
If you want to think through the Bible’s teaching on giving further, why not download this paper by Stuart Lees at ChristChurch Fulham?