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FINANCE - 
WEEKLY GIVING

WHERE DOES YOUR WEEKLY GIVING GO?

STAFF SALARIES
MAINTAINING BUILDINGS
WIDER CHURCH MISSION
LOCAL COMMUNITY PROJECTS

As you know, our church buildings are currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Because we are not meeting physically, we are not collecting offerings at services. This means that £35k of halls lettings income and congregational giving disappeared overnight - a significant blow to our finances as well as to our visibility in the community.

Unless we take some action now, we are on track to lose a quarter of our annual income this year and are heading for a deficit of £45-60k. Our reserves will help us through the immediate crisis but only at the expense of our longer term future.

So we are appealing for help to church members, adherents, visitors and members of the community alike. 

Please see below for how you can help.

  1. A big THANK YOU to everyone who has been able to keep up or even add to their regular giving through Standing Order! If you are able to increase your donation it would be greatly appreciated. If you haven’t signed up for a Standing Order then please consider doing so - this is the easiest way to make your ordinary donations to the church.
  2. If you normally give using Free Will Offering envelopes, it would be helpful if you would send a cheque covering your regular amount every three months. Cheques should be made out to 'Helensburgh Parish Church Gift Aid 2' and sent to Sheila Mathers our Gift Aid Treasurer.
  3. If you are able to make a one off donation then please either send a cheque as above, or else visit our Just Giving page using the 'Donate' button below. 

 Whatever route you use to donate, Gift Aiding you donation will allow us to increase its value by 25% by reclaiming tax from HMRC. To be eligible, you must be paying at least as much tax as the amount to be relaimed on your donation.

Standing Order and Gift Aid forms should be sent to Sheila Mathers - our Gift Aid treasurer. She can be contacted here:  giftaid@helensburghcos.org

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