Giving Sunday 2022

Sunday 23rd January 2022 

Giving Sunday offers a chance to consider our part in God's direction for us as a church and how we can give our talents and resources to grow His kingdom. We would love everyone to complete the Giving Sunday response form which you can access by clicking the button below. Please do complete this form by Sunday 6th February, even if you are not planning to change your giving.

Giving Financially

Financial giving is one part of our giving to HTR and it is important for us to be well informed about our giving. God not only loves a cheerful giver, but also one who is thoughtful and wise in their decisions (2 Corinthians 9:7). We are hugely grateful for the generosity of our church family which allows us to reach out with the love of Jesus. To give you a sense of where your money goes, here is a broad overview of the budget for 2022:
Budget Summary

As a church, most of our income comes from regular and one-off giving from church members. Most of our expenditure goes on staff as well as church activities. In 2022, we are projecting a shortfall between our income and expenditure. Will you prayerfully consider whether you are able to review your financial giving and help resource us as church to meet the opportunities of this year and beyond?

We want to encourage those who make one-off gifts to consider giving regularly instead. This helps us hugely with our planning and being wise stewards of our financial resources. If you’re not able to make this change but can tell us in advance about one off gifts you plan to make during the year, this will also be a great help.

How you can give financially

Standing Orders: You can set up a Standing Order online with your bank. Alternatively complete a Standing Order form (which you can download here in word format or here as a pdf document) and send it to your bank. If you complete the online response form, we can send you the relevant information you will need to set this up.

Payroll Giving: This enables you to donate direct to us from your gross salary. For example:
If you are a standard rate taxpayer (20%), the immediate tax relief means that a donation of £100 will cost you just £80
If you are a higher rate taxpayer (40%), a donation of £100 will cost you just £60
If you are a highest rate taxpayer (45%), a £100 donation will cost you £55 

Gift Aid: If you are a UK taxpayer, you can also donate the tax that would normally be paid to the government.

Legacies: Have you made a Will yet? If not, it’s really important that you do! What you own will then be shared out how you want it to after you die. When you make a Will, you could consider including our Church as a beneficiary.

If you have questions about any of the practicalities of giving, please speak to Mark Johnston (Treasurer), David Ewart (Assistant Treasurer) or Keith Nurse (Planned Giving & Gift Aid)