Donations

St. Peter’s Church is part of the Archdiocese of Birmingham Registered Charity Number 234216. It exists and is able to offer many services through the generosity of its parishioners, benefactors and visitors.

If you would like to make a gift of money to St. Peter’s you can use the Gift Aid and Standing Order Mandate form to set up a regular payment from your bank account. See below.

If you are a tax payer we would encourage you to Gift Aid your donation so the Parish is able to reclaim the tax we would have otherwise had to pay. There is more information below.

For donations made at the weekend Masses, envelopes for your offering can be provided by the Finance Committee; please contact us  for more information. Cheques are also welcome and may be made payable to St. Peter’s Church.

Gift Aid Scheme

Do you pay income tax on your earnings, pension or savings?

If so have you signed a Gift Aid Certificate so that the Parish can claim tax back from the Inland Revenue?

Gift Aid is a simple scheme whereby 25p for every £1 you give can be claimed from the Government link and all you have to do is spend a few minutes of your time filling in a Gift Aid Form (forms are also available from the Parish Office). Once signed this lasts indefinitely, though should you need to you, say if you were leaving the Parish or becoming a non-taxpayer, you can rescind it at any time.

Gift Aid donors are given each year in March boxes of envelopes in which to put their weekly offering. If you wish you can make a Bankers Standing Order for a weekly, monthly, quarterly or yearly amount.

Signing up to Gift Aid does not affect your own tax position unless you are a Higher Rate tax payer when the Basic Rate tax band will be increased by the amount of Gift Aid you pay.

Please join the Gift Aid Scheme as soon as you can.

For more information please contact Tina Huckle, Gift Aid Organiser, on 01926 335729.