Regular Giving to St Mary's
The work of our Church always needs resources of money and people. A good yardstick is that at least 5% of our income
should be given regularly for this.
Vestry strongly encourage all regular worshippers to make use of the Gift Aid regulations in their regular giving to St.Mary’s,
which is a registered Scottish charity. If you are a current UK tax-payer, you can do this in several ways:
1. Gift Aid donations by standing order through your bank on a monthly,
quarterly or annual basis.
2. Gift Aid donations by envelopes placed in the Church collection, either under the Free Will Offering scheme or
using the special envelopes in the Church pews.
3. Gift Aid donations for special purposes, e.g. for Church fabric renewal or for special fundraising events.
A substantial amount of tax is reclaimed each year by St.Mary’s
on the basis of donations given under these methods. For new donors, this only requires completion of a simple one-off Gift
Aid declaration form. You can download and complete the Gift Aid declaration form below, which should be sent to David
Thompson, our Gift Aid Secretary.
If you are a non UK tax-payer, you may give donations via the Church plate collections or gift boxes.
Self Assessment tax-payers may also nominate a charity to receive all or
part of any tax repayment due to them from the Inland Revenue. For these purposes, St.Mary’s unique code reference is