Giving to God by giving to and through Emmanuel
How Emmanuel’s finances differ from other churches
Emmanuel is part of the Church of England but as a “proprietary chapel” we are financially independent. We neither contribute to, nor receive support from, the central funds of the C of E. Thus we are wholly responsible for:
We also give a significant proportion of our income away (c. £250,000 in 2018) to support other Christian work outside Emmanuel. This includes people working overseas to spread the gospel in places such as Mozambique, Japan and India, as well as churches in the UK which may be struggling financially.
Ways to give
1. Standing order
Paying staff salaries and living accommodation;
Meeting the running expenses of Emmanuel, including the costs of the church premises, as well as several properties used to house staff and ministry trainees;
The cost of our youth work, church groups and evangelistic events.
The simplest way to give is to complete a standing order through your online banking. This can be done in a couple of minutes! Please contact Ed Coleridge or Hilary Rendell for Emmanuel's account details.
The other option is to fill in a standing order form (available from Ed or Hilary on request).
If your financial circumstances change, you can easily change the amount you give or stop altogether by contacting your bank.
2. One-off donations
This can be done via online banking or by cheque (made payable to "Emmanuel Church Wimbledon") to Hilary via the "R" pigeon hole.
Cash donations should be put in an envelope (clearly marked with your name) and placed in the church collection box.
- If you are a tax payer please fill in the Gift Aid Declaration and return it to Hilary via the "R" pigeon hole.
- Emmanuel has charitable status and can reclaim substantial amounts of tax through “Gift Aid”.
- For every £80 donated the church can claim back £20 from the government.
- You simply need to be paying enough Income tax or Capital Gains tax in the tax year to cover the amount of tax that we and any other charities you give to will reclaim on your gifts.
- If you are fortunate enough to pay tax at the higher (40%) rate, you can also recover the extra 20% for yourself on the completion of your tax return.
3. Charitable Organisations
Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) and similar charitable organisations are unconnected with the church but provide a means of making charitable donations in a tax-efficient way in return for a small charge. If you have a CAF or similar account, you can use it to give to Emmanuel either by cheque or by standing order.
If you have any questions, please contact:
- Ed Coleridge at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Hilary Rendell at email@example.com
Mark Shand April 2020