December 14, 2016

Supporting our work

Cheerful givers

We believe that God promises to provide for God’s church, but we are all called to play our part in the mission and ministry of Jesus to preach the gospel in word and deed, care for those in need, and to be joyfully generous with the time and resources we have been given.

A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who gives regularly (or occasionally) to enable this to happen in our parish.  These donations support the vicar, running and maintaining our wonderful worship and community space, youth and school’s work, services, communications, and wider ministry across the Diocese of Norwich through our Parish Share contribution.   Income from hall hire and car parking also helps pay for this work.  We also raise money for international and local charities and organisations such as Fairtrade Foundation, Norwich Foodbank, Diocesan Appeals, English+, City Saints in Action and Christian Aid.

Ways to give

If you attend or visit St Luke’s, we would love you to prayerfully consider making a regular gift to the church if you are not already doing so.  As well as giving at church services, you can make a one-off or regular donation.  The best way is to set up a standing order through your bank or building society.  Our account details are on the Gift Aid declaration.  If you are a tax payer, please print, complete and bring the Gift Aid declaration to church and give it to the Treasurer c/o 61 Aylsham Rd, Norwich, NR3 2HF.   If you have any questions, please contact our Treasurer, Tony at treasurer@stlukesnorwich.org.uk

Online giving – MyDonate

You can also make one-off or regular donations or even create fundraising events through our MyDonate page or go straight to our donation page.  Unlike other giving sites, St Luke’s are not charged a monthly fee, and there is no commission for givers using this service.  You can donate from a bank account (no fees at all), or credit or debit card (there is a 1.3% credit card and 15p debit card transaction fee).  Plus, they’ll reclaim the Gift Aid for you!

Visit our charity page on BT MyDonate

 

Online giving – Give As you Live

Did you know too that you can use the brilliant online tool Give As You Live, so when you make online purchases, St Luke’s church will receive a donation – at no cost to you?  Click on the link below and go to “Support us, it’s free”.    Over 4,100 stores are involved, including East Midlands Trains, Aviva, Asda, Debenhams, PC World, eBay, Boots and many many more.

 

Online giving – Amazon Smile

If you shop with Amazon, you can also use Amazon Smile and they will make donation of 0.5% of the item net purchase price to St Luke’s, again at no cost to you.  Click on the logo below to select St Luke’s as your chosen charity, or visit about Amazon Smile to find out more how it works.

Online giving – eBay for Charity

Finally, if you sell items through eBay, you can donate some or all of the sale value of your items through “eBay for Charity”.  You need to sign up for an eBay account, then follow the instructions on eBay for charity for sellers.