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Giving

Investing in the Kingdom

Giving is a core part of what it means to be a follower of Jesus. It is an expression of our gratitude to God. We give from our finances out of a natural response as we encounter God’s love towards us. So as followers of Jesus giving is part of our worship to God who gives us everything.

Ways to give

Standing Order

The most helpful way to give is in a regular committed way by bank standing order. This allows us to plan our finances much more easily.  If you update an existing standing order please notify us, using the link below. To set up a new standing order, please download and complete the form, and submit to our treasurer.

Bank Transfer

The most cost effective way to give is direct from your bank to ours. Use our bank details for both UK and international transfers. If you prefer to write a cheque please make it payable to: St Luke’s PCC and send it to our treasurer via the church office.

Bank and Branch: CAF Bank Ltd, Kings Hill

Account Name: St Luke’s PCC

Account Number: 00025044

Sort Code: 40-52-40

Give Online

A simple and easy way to give, accessible via all devices is to give via ChurchSuite.  Just click on the link to give regular and one-off gifts.  You are able to choose particular projects or funds that you want to give to.

Text Giving

You can give one-off gifts by texting ‘STLUKES give 10’ to 07380 307 800 to donate £10 or ‘STLUKES give 20’ to 07380 307 800 to donate £20.  You will then receive a text back with a link to our donate page in ChurchSuite with the donation details pre-filled, awaiting your confirmation.  You can of course choose to give any amount and choose a particular fund.

Gift aid

If you are a UK tax payer, we encourage you to complete a Gift aid section of the form so that we can claim an extra 25 pence for each pound donated.
Please Note: To qualify for Gift Aid you must pay UK income and/or capital gains tax at least equal to the tax reclaimed on your donations.

Legacies

A number of people have generously remembered the work of St Luke’s through legacies in their wills.  If you would like information on how this may be done, please contact the Treasurer.

Give as you shop

St Luke’s Church is registered with a couple of schemes to receive a donation when you shop.

Amazon Smile

If you shop online with Amazon.co.uk you can select a charity you’d like to support through www.smile.amazon.co.uk and they will donate 0.5% of everything you spend – at no extra cost to you.
Our page on Amazon Smile is: https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/1133938-0 (or you can find us by searching for St. Luke’s Maidstone – we’re listed under the formal name for our registered charity
The Parochial Church Council of the Ecclesiastical Parish of St. Luke the Evangelist, Maidstone)

Easy Fundraising

It is possible to create a free account at EasyFundraising.org.uk and then using their online portal with many of your normal online retailers.  For more information check out our EasyFundraising page at www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/stlukespccmaidstone

Contact the finance team