We trust that God will provide for all our needs at St Andrew the Great as we seek to make him known. God uses members of the congregation to meet many of these needs, through generous and sacrificial giving, for which we are so grateful. There are many ways to give to the work of St Andrew the Great, including the giving of our time through service, and through our finances.
The church is almost entirely funded by the generous giving of its members, covering the many different areas of expenditure, such as staffing, maintaining our buildings, administration costs and the running of events. We also send money to support our mission partners elsewhere in the UK and overseas. There are a number of different ways in which you are able to give financially to the work of the church, which are listed below. All of our finances are carefully monitored to try to make sure we are getting the best value for money, and that there is neither waste nor any opportunity for impropriety. We are a registered charity; audited accounts are published each year and filed with the Charity Comission
. Please contact the Treasurer
if you have any questions.
East Africa Crisis Appeal
In response to the famine crisis in East Africa, on Sunday 26th March we will be taking a one-off collection for Tearfund, who are working to bring humanitarian relief, sanitation and healthcare education to vulnerable families affected by the crisis.
You will be able to give by cash or cheque (made payable to St Andrew the Great Church) on the day, via the collection bags, or the envelopes at the entrance area.
You can also give by online transfer. The church bank details can be found on our giving form. If you are giving in this way please make sure to add a note to your donation labelled 'Tearfund'.
There are a number of ways in which you can give financially to the work of the church;
1) By setting up a regular standing order*. Giving in this way is a great help for planning wise budgets for the coming year,
2) By giving cash or by cheque (payable to St Andrew the Great Church) at a Sunday service when the collection is taken (if you are visiting as a guest please feel free to let the bags pass you by without any embarrassment),
3) By giving a one off donation at our annual Gift Day. This is an extra opportunity during the year to give to a particular project or area of ministry.
Members of the church staff will never see who gives financially (or how much) to the work of the church: only the treasurer and bookkeeper are able to see this information, and they will treat it with utmost discretion.
*If you would like to give by regular standing order please click on the link below for more information. Also, if you are a UK tax payer, the link below gives information about claiming back Gift Aid – by filling out this form and returning it to the church treasurer we are able to claim back 25% of each donation you make! This form is also available from the entrance area at church.
The Jesus Lane Trust
There is also the opportunity to directly support St Andrew the Great's work with students and young people by giving to the Jesus Lane Trust. The Trust was set up by ex-members of the congregation to support our student work and youth work both financially and in prayer, and it currently supports six student workers and four church apprentices.
If you would like to support the Trust then please download a copy of the giving form below, as well as a copy of the latest newsletter.
JLT giving form