Paying directly to the church's bank account is our preferred way to receive money - as whatever you pay is transferred to the church's bank account in full and at the time you specify. Other donation methods involve some delay in the receipt of your donation and handling fees, so the church receives slightly less than you give.
When setting up a standing order, on-line transfer, debit or credit card donation you will need to know our bank account details. These are:
You may make donations to the church by text.
|Send your text to:||70450|
|Text to contain:||GIVE2SBC
(plus a whole number between 1-20)
GIVE2SBC5 will donate £5.
GIVE2SBC10 will donate £10.
Texts will cost your donation amount plus one standard network rate message.
If you are an income tax payer then please follow the link found in the text you receive after making your donation and, by providing the information requested, the church will be able to claim Gift Aid, boosting your gift by 25%.
You can donate to the church with your credit or debit card by using the services of give.net.Click on the "give.net" button to take you to our page at their site. If you are an income tax payer and provide the necessary information as you make your donation give.net will even handle Gift Aid for us, boosting your donation by 25%.
If you are a UK tax payer then no matter how you give, even if it's a few coins in the collection bag on Sunday, please consider using Gift Aid to increase your donation.
Gift Aid means that for every £1 you give to the church we can claim an extra 25p back from the government's tax office. Over a year we are able to claim several thousand pounds which makes a huge difference to our mission and ministry.
The Bible talks a lot about money and what we do with it — there's around 2000 verses. The gospels record that Jesus spoke more about this subject than almost all others: more than heaven and hell, church, leadership, sexual ethics... This is clearly a subject that Jesus wants us to think about even if it's not always a comfortable thing to do!
Read more about The Why and How of Giving.