St Mark's receives no central funding - everything we do depends on the generosity of our congregation and friends.

Where does the money come from?

St Mark’s receives some income from fees and lettings but we rely entirely on giving to meet all the remaining costs. In fact 75% of our income is expected to come from the gifts of members of the congregation and visitors, including gift aid. Our costs include staffing, ministry expenses and materials, running and maintaining our buildings, and our contribution to the Diocese – a total of around £160,000 per year.

We follow the biblical principle of tithing and give 10% of all the income we receive to support mission partners and others in doing God’s work elsewhere.

Jesus talked a lot about money and stewardship. We want to see God’s Kingdom come right here in Leamington and New Milverton. We don’t ask anyone to give more than they can afford, but we do need everyone to give generously of what they can; only then can we continue to serve God as we do, and take hold of the new opportunities he provides.

How can I give?

Donating with Gift Aid means that St Mark's can claim an extra 25p for every £1 you give. It will not cost you any extra but you will need to give us some extra information when you make your donation.

Parish Giving Scheme

This is a national approved scheme to give by direct debit. It relieves us of any administration needed to manage this and helps to keep your giving up to date with inflation. Gift Aid is also dealt with by the national team which saves us time and effort. It can be set up by phone or post. Please ask the office or a warden for more information. Regular giving like this is especially helpful, as it makes our financial planning easier.

Standing Order:

For regular gifts, please complete a standing order form. Forms are available on the Welcome desk at the back of Church, or ask the office or a warden or someone on the Welcome Team. The bank section needs to be completed and sent direct to your bank.

If you are able to gift aid your donation please complete and return that part of the form. You can put it in the collection box at the back of church or hand it in to the office in an envelope. 

Cash and cheques:

Please use the yellow donation envelopes in the pews and place them on the collection plate or in the donations box at the back of Church. Cheques can be made payable to ‘St Mark’s PCC’. If you aren’t sure whether we have a gift aid form from you, please check with the office, or complete an extra one and enclose it with your donation. Please remember to complete the envelope with your name, postcode and signature if gift aid can be claimed. 

Online donations:

You can donate online by clicking the button below. You can use gift aid to increase the amount we receive after the payment process is complete.

 

Donate Here

 

Legacy Giving:

You might like to consider including St Mark’s in your will. See www.churchlegacy.org.uk for some useful advice.

How is the money spent?

We need to find about £14,000 per month just to keep the church going – that’s £160,000 per year.

For special projects, extra money must be raised.

Other useful information

St Mark’s registered charity number is 1128485.
We bank at HSBC, PO Box 88, Leamington Spa, CV34 4BU
Sort Code 40-27-06
Account number 81328069

Treasurer: Vacant. Please email the church office.