Giving

“Everything comes from you, O Lord, and of your own have we given you.” – 1 Chronicles 29: 14

Our lives are a gift from God and as a community of faith we have much to give thanks for.

We express our thanks to God in many ways, one of which is through our giving of money to enable the ministry and mission of St Leonard’s to flourish.

To maintain all that we are and do, St Leonard’s currently costs around £3,200 per week, of which £1,900 is met through the generosity of people who worship at St Leonard’s. The remaining £1,300 is met through the income we receive from our assets (essentially, the buildings we own).

You can find out more in our booklet Giving in Thanksgiving at St Leonard’s, 2018 (pdf).

It often surprises people when they learn that the church receives no financial support from the national Church or the Government, and that it is the generosity of church members themselves which enables our work to continue.

No one is expected to give at St Leonard’s, but we are delighted when people do make the decision to commit to giving regularly to support the work of the church.

If you are a UK tax payer we can reclaim 28p in tax for every £1 donated. This Gift Aid makes a huge difference!

If you feel you would like to join with others to support the work of St Leonard’s financially you can do so in several ways.

Regular giving

Set up a standing order using this downloadable form (pdf). You can use the form to guide you as you set up an online standing order, or you can send the instruction to your bank by post. If you are a UK tax payer, please also use a Gift Aid declaration form (pdf). Please give the Gift Aid form to Jim Yarlett, our Gift Aid officer at St Leonard’s.

Give into the collection plate during the service. There are yellow envelopes available for tax efficient giving.

Make a simple donation

Donate online via Paypal (BT Donate coming soon). Don’t forget to Gift Aid if you are a taxpayer.

Donate as you shop!

Register at Easyfundraising (it’s free for you) and raise money for St Leonard’s while you shop online! Here’s some information about how it works, and here’s our guide (pdf) which you can download and print to share with others.