Supporting St Mary’s — Gift Aid
Gift Aid — Supporting St Mary’s
Donating through Gift Aid means St Mary’s can claim an extra 25p for every £1 you give — It won’t cost you any extra.
Supporting St Mary’s
There are many ways to support St Mary’s and we are always grateful for the contributions Parishioners make towards the life of the Parish, particularly the time they give up and the skills they lend to ensure that the Parish runs smoothly. The information below relates to financial giving, but if you feel you could contribute to the Parish in another way please do share this with the Parish Priest. In terms of contributing financially to the Parish, there are two main ways to give regularly:
• Via the Offertory Collection taken at Sunday Mass (including the Saturday Vigil);
• Via Standing Order. To set up a Standing Order please pick up a leaflet from the Parish Office. You will need to complete this and send it to your bank or you can set up the standing order electronically.
To set up a Standing Order please pick up a leaflet from the Parish Office. You will need to complete this and send it to your bank or you can set up the standing order electronically.
If you pay UK tax (Income or Capital Gains Tax) it is possible for the Parish to claim back basic rate tax on your contributions provided you have completed a Gift Aid declaration. This applies whether you contribute via the Offertory Collection or Standing Order. The basic rate tax reclaimed via Gift Aid represents a significant benefit to the Parish and accordingly we would encourage you to use this method where applicable. If you haven’t already done so, you will need to fill in, sign and return to us a Gift Aid declaration. If you would like to Gift Aid your contributions to the Offertory Collection we will provide you with individual envelopes for each weekly collection. (Note, if you pay higher rate tax, you may recover this through your own tax return).
The Gift Aid form is available on the website or from the Parish office.