Giving to Abbey Church

          Abbey Church,North Bewick           
       Church of Scotland


                        Giving at Abbey Church

There are a number of ways in which financial giving can happen at Abbey Church. These are set out below in brief.   If you would like to take up one of these schemes or change the way in which you currently give, please speak to our Treasurer, Stuart Ainslie or Gift Aid co-ordinator, Phil Spencer.

The Offering
The Offering is taken during every Sunday morning service. It is very important to note that there is absolutely no requirement for anybody to give. Many allow the offering bags to pass them by because they are participating in other giving schemes or because they are visitors. In order to make your offering most tax efficient, we encourage folk to use the envelope scheme (see below) or gift-aid envelopes which are available from the back of the church or Stewards.

Standing Order
Standing Order is our preferred method of giving because it is the most efficient for yourself and the Abbey Church. Simply set up a standing order with your bank for the amount you wish to regularly give, specify the regularity and day on which the payment should be made and everything is arranged.

Click here to download a Standing Order Form or set up your Standing Order electronically using the details below (see BACS Payments section).

If you are a UK tax payer, please also complete a gift-aid declaration which means we can make your financial gift tax efficient (see below). Click here to download a Gift Aid Declaration Form 

The Envelope Scheme
This is an organised scheme where by you become a registered but anonymous giver. You will be issued with a supply of small envelopes with your own personal registration number printed on it. Simply place your giving (cash or cheque) into the envelope, seal it, and place this into the Offering bag when it is circulated during morning worship. If you are a UK tax payer, please also complete a gift-aid declaration which means we can make your financial gift tax efficient (see below). Please make cheques payable to 'Abbey Church'.

One-off financial donation
You may feel more comfortable making a one-off financial donation - this can either be discussed with one of the Elders, our Treasurer or made anonymously.

Legacy - remembering Abbey Church in your Will
Leaving a legacy is a truly fantastic way of providing financial help to Abbey Church's mission and ministry.
 If this is something which you are contemplating, may we thank you greatly, in advance!

BACS payments
You might be interested to know that you can make payments electronically from your bank account into the Abbey Church bank account. The information you require to set this up online is:

Bank: Bank of Scotland                                                              
Sort Code: 80 – 17 - 95                                                   
Account Number: 00100437

Gift Aid
Whichever way you choose, we are extremely grateful - why not ensure you Gift Aid it?

If you are a UK tax payer please click here to download a Gift Aid Declaration Form.  By completing and returning this form, we can increase your financial gift by further 25% by reclaiming the tax from the Inland Revenue. This one declaration is effective for the whole time you are a UK tax payer. If you stop paying tax you will need to notify us.