#financialquestions

Why do we have two gift days a year?

St Michael’s is made up of two charities and we hold a Gift Day for each:

1: St Michael’s Church Centre (SMCC) – Gift Day for Buildings and Resources

2: St Michael’s Parochial Church Council (PCC) – Gift Day for Mission and Ministry

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Don’t we get any money from the Church of England?

All ministry at St Michael’s is resourced by us.

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We amazing buildings, don’t we have lots of money?

The short answer is no. We still have daily running costs on our buildings, and we have loans of nearly ÂŁ700,000 which still need to be repaid.

Why is there a gap in our finances?

This year we have planned for a deficit budget, but we know that we can’t sustain it.

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Gift Day May 2023

This Gift Day supports the resources and buildings for St Michael’s Church

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St Michael’s has a vision to be a Christian heart at the centre of our communities. And we live to make that difference through learning and growing together, sharing Jesus together, and serving together. This gift day supports our resources and our building projects.

What have we done since last year’s gift day?

At our Gift day last year we gave away 10% of all that we raised to our Mission Partners. We invested ÂŁ90,000 to complete the tiered seating in the auditorium, and reduced our loans by ÂŁ238,000.

At a recent prayer meeting, someone shared a little thought, saying “God is not finished with us yet”. It’s true isn’t it that we do now have a beautiful community building, but we are still called to build a community.

What will donations achieve this year?

We have 4 main aims this year:

1: To significantly reduce our loans on the church centre.   A ÂŁ150,000 loan repayment will help to reduce loans to ÂŁ481,000, compared to the ÂŁ2 million in 2015.

2: Honour our commitment to the church refurbishment.

3: Fit solar panels to the roof of the church centre, making us more eco-friendly, and enhance the decor and audio-visual capabilities in the auditorium.

4: Give away ÂŁ75,000 to our mission partners, having already given over ÂŁ400,000 out of the project.

How Can We Get Involved?

Please think and pray about what you might give this year. We invite everyone at St Michael’s, to sow generously into God’s work by giving. How can we each play our part to make it happen, together?

  • Make a one-off financial gift
  • Start regular giving to St Michael’s Church Centre Ltd
  • Increase your current giving to St Michael’s Church Centre Ltd

How Do I Give?

We’re inviting everyone to complete this simple online Response form  

Gathering our responses helps us to be able to plan next steps.

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For ways to give to the Heart of the Community Project click here.

Gift Day for Ministry and Mission 2022

Jesus makes a difference. He gives so much to us. Will you give back to Him?

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Here at St Michael’s, our giving helps so much to happen!

To do all that we are doing costs ÂŁ1440 per day. Currently, we are giving ÂŁ1261 per day. Whilst we have a planned gap in 2022, this Gift Day gives an opportunity to close it in 2023.

Please think and pray about what you might give this year. Either as a one-off payment or a monthly standing order payment.

We invite everyone at St Michael’s to count ourselves in by giving. Our generosity helps us to Learn and Grow, Share Jesus and Serve….TOGETHER!

Respond

Please add your response by filling in the form below. Or, if you prefer, download a paper form. You can also email us if you have any queries.

After you have completed the form you’ll get an email with details on how to give.

If applicable, please complete the Gift Aid Declaration below, If you have already completed a Gift Aid form for us, you do not need to complete this part

GIFT AID DECLARATION
Declaration of payments made by an individual to a charity
For completion by the donor:

•This declaration will cover all donations I have made since 6 April 2022 and all donations I make hereafter (either through multiple or single payments)
•Please treat my donations as Gift Aid donations (so that you can reclaim the tax back on my giving)
•By digitally signing this form, I confirm that I am a UK taxpayer. I understand that I must pay an amount of Income Tax or Capital Gains Tax for each tax year that is at least equal to the amount of tax that all charities that I donate to will reclaim on my gifts for that tax year. I understand that other taxes, such as VAT and council tax do not qualify and that St Michael’s Church will reclaim 25p on every £1. I will tell St Michael’s Church if I am no longer a taxpayer.

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