Giving - by our church, and to our church
Giving by our church
... to the worldwide mission of the church to nurture peace, justice and work for the integrity of creation.
Find out more about our Church's giving on our Partner Projects
Giving to our church
Planned giving - funding the everyday costs of our Church
Giving is an important part of our Christian discipleship. What we give is a response to God's call and an expression of our commitment to each other at Holy Trinity.
Our stewardship programme gives us all the opportunity to contribute in order to meet the financial needs of our church community.
Read what Chris Palmer our rector had to say on Sunday 16 October 2011
Planned giving objective
Our objective is that planned giving should fund the everyday running costs of Holy Trinity.
How much to give?
This will be different for every person - and it will depend on what resources you have available. But we should give generously and consistently to God's work.
>>Download the Giving Renewal leaflet for more guidance.
What to do now
>>Download the response form
and complete the the Standing Order section. This allows us to plan our finances efficiently over the year and reduces the administrative work involved in processing donations for you and us.
How to make your giving go further – Gift Aid it!
All UK taxpayers can complete a gift aid declaration which will allow Holy Trinity to claim back 25p from the tax man for every pound donated.
Questions or suggestions
Contact a member of the Treasury team via our Contacts page or via the parish office, tel 020 8542 1388, email email@example.com.
Richard Clark, Stewardship Officer
The Treasury team are Susan Shriver the Treasurer, Richard Clark the Stewardship Officer, and Susan Karney the Stewardship Recorder
via the Contacts
Frequently Asked Questions
Doesn’t the church get money from the government?
No, the church receives no money from the government (except the tax we reclaim on your gifts). The church relies entirely on its members to support its ministry.
Didn’t Holy Trinity receive a lot of money from a legacy?
Yes, we were fortunate to receive a large legacy two years ago. But it would be wrong to rely on this for regular expenditure. This money has been ring-fenced: 55% for grants to good causes; 45% for capital work on the church, like the new church heating and flooring.
We give the central church a lot of money. What is this used for?
The vast majority of it goes to pay and house clergy—including our own Team Rector. As a richer parish, we do pay more than we receive back from this. The rest supports poorer parishes which would not otherwise have priests.
Holy Trinity Church commits, in faith
to give - every year - one tenth of its income from individual giving to causes beyond its immediate parochial interests.
Here you can read about how you can participate in this act of mission as part of the worldwide catholic church of Christ.
Go to our Partner Projects
page to find out how we used our giving as a church to engage in projects locally, nationally and globally.
Holy Trinity's income and expenditure
During 2012 we expect to spend from our general fund
Giving outside of the parish £14,000
Diocesan Assessment £90,000
Ministry in the parish £73,500
which is £3,461 per week
At present, if giving doesn’t change we will receive in 2012
(including gift aid) £105,000
From lettings £17,000
Other income £18,000
which is £2,692 per week.
There will be a gap at the end of 2012 of £40,000
or £769 per week