Stewardship

St Mary’s Church operates a stewardship scheme through which church members plan their monthly or weekly donations towards the church’s running costs. Members can choose to give by weekly numbered envelope (cash or cheques), by bank standing order or internet banking direct to the church’s principal account.

Gift Aid

If you are a UK tax-payer, please also send us an email with your details which will enable you to receive tax relief on each donation, and allows the church to reclaim tax deducted at source. A gift of £100 would allow the church to claim £20 tax and so increase the gift to £120.

Leave a legacy in your Will

Legacies can be a useful form of income for the church, helping achieve the big jobs.

Where there’s a Will there’s a way!
Don’t let the taxman take inheritance tax at 40%!
Legacies to charities like St Mary’s are tax free!

Have a chat with your solicitor, or contact us for general advice.

Running the Church

Annual running costs in 2010 were approximately £85,000 (£1,635 per week). Costs include the fairer shares quota to Southwark Diocese; insurance; gas and electricity; staff expenses; organists; printing and stationery; service of fire and sound equipment; repairs and maintenance of building, boilers, sound equipment, fire extinguishers and alarms; lift; communion bread and wine; telephone; cleaning wages and other costs.

Thank you for your financial support of the church.