Different Ways of Giving
As members of the Congregation we need to make a contribution to the ongoing work of the Church and we do this in a number of different ways. We give of our time, our talents, and our money. As far as monetary donations are concerned, we at St Mungos adopt one or more of the following methods: Freewill Offering Envelopes These provide the members with the opportunity to contribute weekly with a secure system, the amounts only known to the Treasurer. Another advantage is that if unable to attend church on any given Sunday the envelope can still be filled up and taken to church the next time. Standing Order This is simply an arrangement with your bank to donate a specific sum usually monthly. Again this is a very secure system and the appropriate form can be obtained from the Treasurer. Periodic Cheque A number of members contribute via a cheque on an annual, half-yearly or an ad hoc basis. This has a slight disadvantage in that it is dependent on having a reliable memory. Plate This method is still available and is the choice of a number of our members and, of course, it is very useful if visitors wish to make a contribution. Any queries, please contact David Mudie. Tel No 01259 213891
Please consider filling a jam jar with odd coins each day. These are handed in at the time of the Christmas Market and make a big difference to the total and are so easy to do.
Helping the Church at no extra cost
A number of years ago the Government took the decision to make it easily possible for any charitable organisation, like St Mungo's, to reclaim the income tax paid on the donations which the supporters give to the charity. By filling in, and signing, a simple form that only requires a name and address - with Post Code, St Mungo's is given the authority to reclaim the tax. Of course, if a Gift Aid, GA, form is signed St Mungo's must be able to identify your donations. This is simply done by either using the Weekly Freewill Offering, WFO, envelope scheme, paying your donation by monthy, quarterly or annual Standing Order, SO, or, if you are making a donation specifically to the Conservation Fund, using one of the special envelopes that can be found in the Church porch. How much difference does GA make to St Mungo's income? Well, for every £1 given by someone who has signed up to GA, St Mungo's will be able to reclaim 25 pence from Her Majesty`s Revenue and Customs, HMRC - so it makes a significant difference. However, there is one word of warning. When signing a GA form it is the responsibility of the donor to ensure that sufficient tax has been paid to allow, not just St Mungo's but, all charities that you have signed a GA agreement with to be able to reclaim the tax. This includes the donations of goods to charity shops who will reclaim the tax on the resale of any goods donated. If you would like to start giving using the WFO envelope, please contact David Mudie. If you would like to start giving by SO, please contact Morris Field or John Carruthers, completed forms to John. If you would like to sign up to the GA scheme, please contact Morris Field. Tel No 01259 220476 .
You can donate an amount of your choice to St Mungos Conservation Fund by texting: **CENT19 xx** to 70070 where xx is the amount you wish to donate.
'The current church was designed by architect James Gillespie Graham. The building, in droved ashlar, is one of his finest neo-perpendicular Gothic hall kirks. It has a rectangular plan with low square towers at each angle and an advanced gable centred on the north front. A spectacular 207 ft (63m) crocketed Gothic louth-spire tops the building, so called because it was based on a fifteenth-century design at Louth, Lincolnshire. The spire is centred on the south front and dramatically supported by corner turrets and flying buttresses. The tower is furnished with a four-dial clock and a finely toned bell, weighing about fourteen cwt.'
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St. Mungo’s Parish Church of Scotland
10 Bedford Place,
Tel: (01259) 723004
Minister: Rev. Sang Y Cha
Registred Charity: SC007821