Giving at SML

Resourcing the Vision



We aim to be a church community that is ‘Being shaped by Jesus to grow disciples, build community and reach out to transform Poole, the South Coast and beyond’.

Of course, all Vision and mission, needs to ‘resourced’. This includes our prayer, time, energy, use of our talents and our financial giving.

We encourage everyone who calls SML their home church to give financially to the work here as they are able. For each us, giving is an issue of the heart, giving is an investment, and giving is a discipline.


The allocation of our 2016 budget across ministry areas is shown below:


 
SML Budget


 

How Can I Give?


The most tax-efficient way to give is to set up a regular standing order with your bank.  Please ask at the welcome desk or download a form below.  If you are a UK taxpayer, please fill in a Gift Aid form which enables us to claim back an additional 25p per pound given.

You may wish to give through your employer’s payroll giving scheme.  Your HR department will be able to tell you if your company participates in this scheme

To give a one-off gift by bank transfer, please download the form here.

To give by cash or cheque, either regularly or as a one-off gift, there is a collection at each service at SML or you can hand gifts in to the church office. Please place gifts in a named envelope and complete a Gift Aid declaration if you wish us to claim Gift Aid.

You may also wish to consider making a donation in your will.  Legacies have been important in providing our generation with the facilities we enjoy. Our legacies will help to meet the needs of those who follow in our footsteps.  Leaving a legacy to St Mary’s Longfleet is easy to do, can reduce the tax paid by your estate and will make a significant contribution to the work of our church. Please ask the church office or your solicitor for more information.

Giving and gift aid forms to download here - Giving   Gift Aid

But just as you excel in everything ... see that you also excel in the grace of giving’ – 2 Cor 8:7.  


 
Thank you for sharing in the adventure of pursuing this Vision!