Church financial situation

Many of you will  have realised that every kind of organisation across the country is facing unprecedented financial challenges, including churches. At QRBC the income we received from room lettings, café and buffets have completely stopped for the foreseeable future. On top of this there has been no Sunday offertory since March 8th.

Our expenditure has been pared back as far as possible during lockdown, including furloughing 4 staff initially, now 5. Of course, the utility and other commitments require to be paid.

We also appreciate that these unprecedented times are having significant effects on everybody, physically, mentally, spiritually and financially. We are very grateful if you have continued to give by standing order during this time. We do, however, require our income to increase as our finances are on a downward trend.

Ways to give

Sunday Offertory– if you usually give your gift on a Sunday in the offertory plate  we now invite you to consider one of the following, this is of course, if you are in a position to do so.

- Set up a standing order

- Make a one off payment direct into the church’s bank  account  (Sort Code  40-52-40, Account Number 00019973)

- Use your debit or credit card and click "donate now".  (A small charge is deducted from your donation by the card processing company)

Gift Aid is a scheme which allows charities to claim from HMRC, the basic rate of tax their donors have paid. Gift Aid increases the value of donations by 25%, so it means even more money goes to the church– and it won’t cost you extra. The church can only claim Gift Aid on monetary donations from your own funds, and if you’ve paid UK Income and / or Capital Gains Tax during that tax year. The tax you pay in that tax year must be at least equal to the value of Gift Aid the charity will claim on your donation(s). You can download a Gift Aid form here

Thank you very much for considering this information.