‘Each person should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times; having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.’
2 Corinthians 9:7-8
The whole range of the work at St Ebbe’s is dependent, under God, on the generous giving of church family members and a few others. We would be glad of your partnership in this gospel work through prayer and giving of time and money.
This will go towards work with;
the people of the local community,
children and families,
20s and 30s,
UK and international students from both the Universities of Oxford and Oxford Brookes,
our overseas partners,
and much else besides.
For more information on a Biblical perspective on giving, please email the financial administrator.
Where does the money come from?
The vast majority of our income comes from donations made by members of the congregation or other well-wishers.
Another source of support for our work amongst students is an independent trust “Friends of St Ebbe’s” (FOSE).
Tax refunds from donations made under Gift Aid are an important source of funding whilst people remembering the work of St Ebbe’s in their wills have been a great blessing to the church.
Some of our staff are paid directly by the Church of England. We give a grant to the central funds of the Anglican Church which matches this cost.
What is it spent on?
Our highest area of expenditure is staffing costs, followed by payments to overseas partners and mission societies. Buildings and administration costs make up the balance of what we spend.
Our money gets spent across the range of ministries in ways and amounts which are monitored and controlled by the elected representatives of the church—the Parochial Church Council (PCC).
This constant review, as well as the presentation and publication of accounts once per year ensures we do our best to honour God with the way in which our resources are spent.
How to Give
The most helpful way to give is in a regular committed way, such as a standing order. This allows us to plan our finances much more easily.
Click on the button below to download a form.
Standing Order Form
This can be emailed or posted back to the Headington office, using the contact details below.
You can make a one-off donation by online bank transfer to our bank account (details in the Standing Order Form, above), or by sending a cheque (payable to “St Ebbe’s PCC Headington”) to the Financial Administrator at the Headington office. If you make a one-off transfer, please email the Financial Administrator to let us know to look out for it.
If you are a UK taxpayer, we would encourage you to complete a Gift Aid form as this increases the value of your donation by up to one-third because we claim back the tax you have paid.
To qualify for Gift Aid you must pay UK income and/or capital gains tax at least equal to the tax reclaimed on your donations.
Click on the button below to download a Gift Aid form. Please make sure that we know that every gift you make is from you.
Gift Aid Declaration Form
Alternatively, you could use your employer’s GAYE Payroll Giving scheme. This is a means of giving from your income before tax is deducted. As such, no Gift Aid Declaration is required.
If you pay tax at the higher rate, you can claim further tax relief in your self-assessment tax return. Contact the Financial Administrator for advice.
A number of people have generously remembered the work of St Ebbe’s through legacies in their wills. If you would like information on how this may be done, please contact the Financial Administrator.
Each year we hold Gift Days in May and November to help us give a priority to this important area of Christian life and to consider our own response in light of the needs of St Ebbe’s.
Get in Touch
Changes in Giving
If you want to change the level of your giving, please complete a new Standing Order Form (above).
If you decide to stop giving or no longer want St Ebbe’s
to be able to claim Gift Aid, please inform the Financial Administrator.
If your name or address changes, please also inform the Financial Administrator.
Address for forms, donations and information:
The Financial Administrator
St Ebbe’s Church Office, 21 Latimer Rd,
Headington, Oxford, OX3 7PG