Giving

How can I give to support the work of St John's in Burscough and beyond?

We serve a radically generous God who calls us to be generous people. At St Johns this means that we give financially to provide the church with the resources we need to do things well. It also enables us to show God’s generosity to those outside of our church. We are called to give joyfully as an act of worship, not out of obligation or guilt but as an overflow of our hearts.

Your giving enables everything we do at St Johns, including our Sunday and midweek services, work with children and young people, housegroups, Alpha and START courses, confirmation classes, supporting church planting, bereavement support, overseas mission and more.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

There are many ways in which you can support us financially:

  1. Standing order

    • If you have internet banking you can set up regular giving yourself. Our bank details are:

      Bank: RBS
      Sort code: 11233613
      Account number: 161434
      Reference: SJB-[insert your first name and surname]

      If this options is available to you, this would be our preferred method, as it minimises both bank fees and administrative time.

      Setting up a standing order with your bank – This can be done through your own online banking, or if you would prefer to fill in a paper form, the Standing Order mandate can be downloaded from here.

    • If you do not have internet banking, or if you would prefer to fill in a paper form, the Standing Order mandate can be downloaded from here. It should be completed and taken to your own bank.

      Once you have set up or amended your standing order, please email us so we can identify your gift and thank you.

  2. Give at a Sunday service

    You can give by cash, cheque, credit or debit card, at any Sunday service by using a giving envelope and adding it to the offering.

    If you are a UK taxpayer, please consider filling in the Gift Aid declaration on the envelope to make your gift go even further.

  3. Send a cheque

    To give via cheque, please make the cheque out to ‘St Johns PCC’ and either give it via an envelope from the church pews, or post it to the address below.

  4. Payroll giving via your employer

    Many employers offer Payroll Giving which allows you to give directly to St Johns from your salary before tax is deducted. This means if you give £100 per month and are a basic rate taxpayer, the gift will only cost you £80 from your net pay. If you pay a higher rate of tax, £100 a month will only cost you £60 from your net pay. To find out if your employer offers Payroll Giving, contact your HR office.

  5. Leave a legacy

    If you are considering making a bequest to St Johns or have already included a gift to St Johns in your will and would like to speak to someone about legacy giving, please contact the treasurer.

  6. Employer matched giving

    Many employers offer matched giving schemes. In most cases, the company will match your donation pound-for-pound up to a specific amount; a handful of organisations will even double your gift.  You can download a list here of companies that we understand currently match gifts donated by their employees. This list is not definitive, and many more companies may also offer this option.

    If your employer is not listed, please contact the Human Resources or Social Responsibility Office at your workplace to find out if they operate a matched giving scheme.

    Some employers may not match giving for religious purposes, though most will match gifts to social transformation ministries such as the Burscough Outreach Trust, or our ministries overseas. If you require advice on how to use matched giving, or need help allocating your giving for match giving purposes, please contact us.

  7. Gift Aid

    If you pay Income Tax or Capital Gains Tax in the UK, we can claim back 25p on every £1 you donate through the Gift Aid scheme. To permit us to do this, please complete this Gift Aid Declaration.

    If you pay tax above the basic rate, you can personally claim the difference between the rate you pay and basic rate on your donation (25%). You can do this either through your self-assessment tax return, or by asking HMRC to amend your tax code.

    Note: Please do not fill in a Gift Aid declaration if you give via a pre-tax Payroll Giving scheme as you are giving 'pre-tax', and thus we cannot claim tax back on the gift.

Contact us

If you would like to discuss any aspects of your giving, including a conversation about tax efficient giving, you can do so in confidence with our treasurer, Peter Short, through any of the following methods:

Email: here

Phone: 07917 046205

Post: The Church Treasurer
St. John the Baptist church
School Lane
Burscough
L40 4AE

How will St Johns use your information?

St Johns will use your details to process your gift, thank you for your donation, to recover Gift Aid (where relevant) and to contact you in relation to future gifts and giving. For more information about how we use your details, please view our Privacy Policy.