St Benet’s receives no funds whatsoever from either the government or the church. The cost of keeping our doors open, supporting our ministries, and sustaining the worship we offer is born through the funds we raise as a parish. Our principal sources of income are the regular giving from our parishioners, income from the rent of our parish hall, and fundraising that takes place through the year. We are, therefore, very grateful indeed to all who contribute in anyway financially to supporting the life of our parish.
Making a payment to St Benet’s
Frequently people need to pay parochial fees to St Benet’s, or wish to make a one-off contribution. If you would like to transfer funds to St Benet’s electronically, our bank details are as follows:
“The Parish of Kentish Town” HSBC Kentish Town
Bank Account number: 61463373
Sort Code: 40-04-03
Regular giving to St Benet’s by Standing Order
By far the best way of offering regular financial support to St Benet’s is by standing order rather than by putting cash in the collection on a Sunday morning. A standing order simply pays a set amount of money stipulated by you once a month from your bank account to St Benet’s bank account electronically.
Standing orders make it easier for our treasurer to predict our income. They also mean your collection money does not need to be counted and taken to the bank. In addition to that, they are more reliable for you, as giving by standing order means you know you’ll be contributing to St Benet’s even if you’re away and unable to contribute physically to the collection plate. It is also much more easy for us to collect tax back on your contribution through Gift Aid if you pay by standing order.
Setting up a standing order to St Benet’s is very easy. Either you go to your bank, give them our bank details, and arrange a standing order, or you can set up a standing order on line if you bank electronically. Alternatively, you may simply wish to fill in the following form, return it to us, and we can get it to your bank: Standing Order Form.
If you pay income tax in the UK and give money to St Benet’s, we can claim back the tax you have paid on that charitable gift. This means we can increase your gift by 25% without you paying a single extra penny.
For example, if you gave St Benet’s £100, we could claim back an extra £25 from the government which would mean we received a total of £125. This applies to regular giving as well as one off gifts. Not claiming Gift Aid is simply throwing money away, and all it requires is for you to fill out a simple form and return it to us. Here is the form you need to sign to ensure a financial gift to St Benet’s is covered by Gift Aid: Gift Aid Form.