A Message from the Chaplain, The Revd Wendy Hough
Here at St. Andrew’s we are working hard to be a church community that lives out its appreciation of, and awareness of, the goodness, generosity and the greatness of God.
All forms of service, including our financial giving, are encouraged and developed on the basis of a response to God’s call to us.
We want to be at the heart of the community here in Kyrenia, serving all, whether residents, visitors, tourists or those who own homes here and visit several times per year (often known as swallows), expressing God’s abundant love in all we think and do and say.
St. Andrew’s is a place to learn about why we worship God and we hope you will be drawn to share with us in exploring the exciting journey of faith.
Our giving should be a prayerful and spiritual expression of all this, like giving a gift to a loved one. When we give we are not paying our dues, but engaging in an act of thanksgiving. Over the past few years we have seen the wider community join with us in giving to those who are needy throughout the world as well as locally. Of course we need financial contributions in order to sustain all that we do.
Anything you feel able to give, however small, will be deeply appreciated and understood as encouragement to us to build this work here.
We are now a UK registered charity and we would ask those of you who believe in and support our ministry to change the way you give, and channel it through our charity.
Regular giving no matter how small by standing order does facilitate forward planning and budgeting.
The St Andrew’s Church Kyrenia UK Charity makes it easy to donate by
- Direct Transfer to the bank account: details below
- Weekly envelopes in Church
- Regular giving by Standing Order: either set up yourself on line or complete the details on the Giving Form and mail it to us
- Clicking on the mydonate.bt.com icon below and you can make donations by credit card or regular donations by standing order
- Donors from around the world may also donate using mydonate.bt.com
Bank: Unity Trust Bank, Nine Brindley Place, Birmingham, BL1 2HB
Account No: 20372187
Sort Code: 60-83-01
Account Name: St Andrew’s Church Kyrenia UK Charity
Envelope Giving Scheme
Many Kibris residents find our Gift Aid Envelopes scheme the most convenient means to make regular donations to St Andrew’s. Our Gift Aid Officer maintains a register of donors and their “envelope number”. So, each week, the donor just needs to write their number on a donation envelope and place in the collection. We are also able to benefit from Gift Aid from HMRC through the St Andrew’s Kyrenia UK Charity for all envelope donors who are UK tax payers.
If you wish to join the envelope scheme and obtain an “envelope number” please contact our Gift Aid Officer who will ask you to complete the Gift Aid Declaration on the Giving Form.
We encourage all visitors to our Church who are UK Tax payers to use the Gift Aid envelopes distributed in the church.
Why not give to the Lord in your bequest? By making a bequest to St Andrew’s through the St Andrew’s Church Kyrenia UK Charity full tax relief is given and your legacy will be a testimony to your faithfulness in our church. You can download templates for a Legacy Letter, Legacy Codicil for a will and our Legacy Policy document by clicking the links below.
If you are a UK tax payer Gift Aid can be claimed when using any of the above. This will increase the giving you make by 25%
For full details of all ways to donate click on the Giving Form.