Church Finances

Doing God’s work costs money, if you want to know more, please read on.

How does the Church finance its activities?

We have 3 main sources of income:
  1. Congregational offerings – regular standing orders or Sunday collections
  2. Gift aid – tax reclaimed from the Government relating to congregational giving
  3. Rental income from the manse and external organisations using the Church premises
The Church’s main items of expenditure are:
  • Salaries for our Minister and Office administrator
  • Heating, lighting, cleaning and maintenance of the Church Building
  • Donations to Baptist Home Mission,   BMS World Mission and other charities 

What can I do?

There are a number of ways in which you can support the church financially:

Regular giving

Standing order - you can set up a standing order to make a monthly/quarterly or annual payment into Sort code 40-28-06 and Account number 30634905, using your name as the reference The Envelope scheme - You can put your offering in an offering envelope each week/month and put the envelope into the Sunday morning collection. Cash or cheque into the Sunday morning offering All cheques should be made payable to Oadby Baptist Church.

Download the standing order form here.

One-off donations

Internet banking transfer into Sort code 40-28-06 and Account number 30634905 putting your name and the word ‘donation’ as the reference
Cash or cheque into the Sunday morning offering

Bequests

You can also give financially to the Church through a bequest in your will. Any bequest can be changed at any time until your death and is easy to arrange. Bequests can be made to support the general work of the Church or to fund specific items or areas of work within the Church.

Gift aid

If you are a UK taxpayer the Church can Gift Aid your giving and increase your contribution by 25p for every pound you donate. In order to be able to Gift Aid your giving you will need to sign a Gift Aid declaration form – which can be downloaded here - and should be passed to the Church Treasurer or Gift Aid Secretary.

Key Finance Contacts

Registered Charity

Oadby Baptist Church is a registered charity. Registered in the UK number 1132009.