Support St Barnabas

It would be nice if churches could survive on worship alone, but in practice they do need money to survive. Our income comes mainly from direct giving by the congregation (plus the tax we can recover from this – see below), hall lettings and fund-raising activities.

In other words, the responsibility for funding our church is OURS. The Scriptures teach the principle of proportionate giving: giving a percentage of our income to the church, a portion of each £1 of our disposable income. The General Synod of the Church of England urges us to aim at a basic standard of 5p per £1 – that is 5%. But how much we give is a personal decision.

Quite a number of members of St Barnabas elect to give via the Planned Giving scheme. This means you state in advance the minimum amount you will give each week and contribute this either via a standing order arrangement or via special envelopes (one for each week of the year) which you put in the Sunday Service collection. Planned Giving helps us to budget better and also means we can reclaim the tax easily.

Planned Giving Scheme

The cost of running St Barnabas is the same every week whether we can attend a service or not. Therefore we do urge members to think about planning their giving – however small the amount.

If you plan your giving and you pay income tax, the Inland Revenue will refund to St Barnabas the tax you have already paid: 28p for each £1 you give. All you have to do is download our Guide to Planned Giving and Gift-Aid Declaration Form, complete it, and post it to the address indicted on the form.

Hall Bookings

Looking for a space for your class, AGM, or birthday party?

Everything you need to plan your booking is right here on our Halls webpages, accessible from our main menu above. View images of the halls we have to offer. Consult our FAQ page for the size and capacity of each hall and to find our rates. Study our hall bookings calendar to check availability. Make sure you understand our Ts & Cs. Then download a hall booking request form and email it to our Parish Administrator, Svenja Taylor.  She will help you get your booking confirmed and on the calendar.

We look forward to serving you!


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