St Thomas’s relies on the generosity of its members, its visitors and the Salisbury and wider community to maintain its building and its mission.
How can you help?
Pledged, regular giving by standing order gives St Thomas’s its most helpful source of funds because we can plan ahead our use of them. If you would like to give in this way, please print, fill in, sign and post this standing order form to the parish office – the address is on the form. You can also scan and email it to the parish office. You can also set up regular giving by pressing the green Donate button on the right.
For regular weekly giving, white envelopes are available and requested through the Parish Office. These envelopes are numbered and linked to your name with your personal details known only to the Treasurer and Gift Aid Secretary.
For one-off gifts, the easiest way to give is to click the green Donate button on the right. This uses the secure arrangements we have with CAF Donate, a UK charity. This takes debit and credit cards and PayPal gifts and also will set up regular gifts by direct debit.
If you do online banking, you can make a direct bank transfer. Make your payment to: PCC St Thomas and reference: St Thomas, your name. Sort code 16-00-21; Account No. 12184123.
If you’re in church, you can donate cash or cheque. An offertory is taken at most of our services for cash and cheque donations. Gift Aid envelopes are available in church for such one-off donations (see below). Whenever the church is open donations can be left in one of the two black boxes by the entrance doors.
If you are a UK tax payer please gift aid your donation. Add to your donation without it costing you a penny!
How Gift Aid works
The Gift Aid scheme is for gifts of money by individuals who pay UK tax. Gift Aid donations are regarded as having basic rate tax deducted by the donor. Charities take your donation – which is money you’ve already paid tax on – and reclaim the basic rate tax from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) on its ‘gross’ equivalent – the amount before basic rate tax was deducted.
Basic rate tax is 20 per cent, so this means that if you give £10 using Gift Aid, it’s worth £12.50 to us.
A Gift Aid declaration must include:
- your full name
- your home address
- the name of the charity
- details of your donation (how much you have donated and the date sent), and it should say that it’s a Gift Aid donation
All gifts given to St Thomas are treated in confidence and will be seen only by the Treasurer, Finance Officer and Gift Aid Secretary. If you would like further information on any aspect of giving to St Thomas please email the Parish Office.