The church often receives donations of money for general purposes or to help meet a specific need such as the new sound system or roof repairs. This note sets out the procedure to be followed when such donations are made or to help you answer a query from a prospective donor.
All donations should be sent to the Treasurer, Rob Ellis
His contact details are:
2 Overlands, North Curry, Taunton, Somerset
Tel 01823 490599
Cheques should be made payable to North Curry PCC
The relevant bank details will be provided so you can make a payment electronically, especially for planned giving requirements.
If applicable, donors should be asked to complete a Gift Aid declaration setting out
- their full name
- their home address
- the name of the charity (St Peter and St Paul's Church - North Curry PCC)
- the amount of the donation,
- and say that it's a Gift Aid donation
This will enable us to reclaim the tax and so maximise the gift.
Legacies also make up an important source of funding - these can range from anything from £250 upwards.
We urge all members to consider pledging a part of their estate to the church they so dearly treasured during their life, to ensure future generations come to enjoy our magnificent church as you did.
The Treasurer will inform the Vicar and PCC Secretary when he has received a donation. The Vicar will acknowledge all donations (except those given at weddings and funerals and other such events in the church) using a standard letter that does not mention the amount, except in obvious cases where a non standard letter is essential.
Donations made specifically on Gift Day, normally held around the time of Harvest Festival, are subject to the same general guidance.