The following information is for our church members who wish to continue to contribute financially to the work of our church during this period of not meeting together. Whilst finances have not been our immediate priority, we recognise that it is wise and prudent to keep church funds in order for ongoing commitments, since we may be constrained by the current situation for some time.
To continue contributing your Freewill Offering (FWO), we suggest that you use one of the following 4 ways:
- Standing order
- Online bank transfer
- Personal cheque
- FWO envelope collection
Whichever method you use, it will help us greatly if you include your 3-digit FWO number as a reference.
Also, please do not send cash through the post.
Standing order (recurring monthly payments)
Download a Standing Order form HERE
Please complete and sign the form and send it to your own bank.
Let our treasurer know as well
Online bank transfer (monthly payment if possible)
Use your own bank online facilities to make payments using these account details:
2nd Saintfield Presbyterian Church
Sort code 95-04-34
Account number 21006517
Please make sure to use reference FWO + the 3-digit number from your envelope.
Let our treasurer know about any new transfers you set up.
Personal cheque (monthly payment if possible)
Please make cheques payable to 2nd Saintfield Presbyterian Church.
Write your FWO number on the back of the cheque, then post or deliver to:
2nd Saintfield Manse
12 Middle Road
FWO envelope collection (by arrangement)
If you prefer to fill up FWO envelopes on a weekly basis, please continue to do so - then contact your elder to arrange collection (We would recommend on a monthly basis.)
If you have any questions regarding these arrangements, please contact your elder or our church treasurer.
An opportunity for all members of the church to give on a weekly basis on a Sunday morning using the envelopes provided. (See also Gift Aid below)
This money is used to meet ongoing expenditures such as the minister’s salary and expenses, other staff payments, PCI assessments, general overheads, and missionary and charitable giving.
An opportunity for all members of the church to give on a regular basis using envelopes provided or monthly by standing order. (See also Gift Aid below.)
Please contact our treasurer Mr Roy Copes for more details.
This money is used to meet the expenditures involved in the maintenance and development of the church’s property comprising the church building, the halls and the manse.
An opportunity for all members of the church to give to the centrally coordinated mission and outreach work of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland. This money is used to support work as diverse as mission in Ireland and overseas, education, youth and social witness.
A special envelope is delivered to each church member once a year in October.
If you are a UK taxpayer, you can ensure that your giving to the church goes a lot further by signing a Gift Aid Declaration. For every £1 that you give, we will receive another 25p from the Inland Revenue. All of this is at no extra cost to you. If you give and haven’t already filled in a Gift Aid Declaration, please consider doing so as soon as possible. Contact our Gift Aid Secretary for details.
Have you heard about easyfundraising yet?
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So how does it work?
You shop directly with the retailer as you would normally, but if you sign up to
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How much can you raise?
Spend £100 with M&S online or Amazon and you raise £2.50 for us. £100 with WH Smith puts £2.00 in our pocket and so on. There's over 2,000 retailers on their site, and some of the donations can be as much as 15% of your purchase.
Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion,
for God loves a cheerful giver.