Giving is so important to our church.
Why? We give because God first gave to us. We give because Jesus shows the generous character of God. This is what He is really like. We give because the Holy Spirit is at work in God’s people releasing us into joyful giving.
What for? Our parish is not subsidised by the Church of England or from anywhere else. Why should it be? It is a Church called on to pay its own expenditure in full. The Church Council sets a budget to pay for a priest, for our buildings, for our wider Church family through the Diocese, and so on. A local Church needs to practise planned, generous giving from its own budget too for the mission of the Church and other charitable purposes. Expenditure in 2014 will be about €90,000
How much? Many Christians believe that the bible calls us to give a tenth of our income through the Church. Certainly Christians need to give in a planned, prayerful and sacrificial way reflecting the character of Jesus.
Your regular giving makes a real difference to our church – thank you for your faithfulness.
How you can give
We give week by week in Church collections, and offer others a share in this joyful expression of faith. Cheques, standing orders, bank transfers and direct debits are all welcome. Weekly envelopes are a way to plan Church giving into the household budget. The blue Gift Aid envelopes enable U.K. tax payers to recover income tax from the government and add it to the value of their gift. The Church Treasurer, Mrs Linda Rowell (firstname.lastname@example.org ) can offer further information on the practicalities of giving.
If you would like to make a donation over and above your regular giving you can place your donation in an envelope marked with your name, phone number and/or email address (or anonymously if you prefer), and simply place it in the offering. If you wish to make a donation for a special project please make this clear.
If you have any questions about making your donation please speak to Canon Derek or Linda Rowell at any service, or contact us using the online form.
Bank Transfers & Standing Orders
You can make a transfer, or set up a standing order, direct to our local bank account by using the following account details:
A/C number: 0357014002311
Account Name: St Barnabas Anglican Church Limassol
SWIFT Code: BCYPCY2N
IBAN: CY09 0020 0195 0000 3570 1400 2311