Supporting The Church Financially

Whether you are an existing member or a new member to our Church, we hope that your chosen way of financial giving is of convenience to you. Within this website we wish to promote both regular and efficient giving, as it greatly helps the Select Vestry to know what income can be relied upon as we seek to plan our part in God’s ministry here in Ballinderry and further afield.

It costs approximately  £6,000 per month to maintain this ministry, and on top of this we need to include everyday running costs, electricity, fuel, insurances, etc.  We also need a substantial allowance for upkeep on our three church buildings, Middle Church, Ballinderry Parish Church and Ballinderry Parish Church Hall.

All monies however paid, are most gratefully received for the support of our ministry  throughout the parish, along with the upkeep of our buildings.  We do, however, offer one or two thoughts for your consideration on ways to give :-

Freewill Offering Envelopes.  These numbered and dated box sets are a classic means of encouraging regular discreet giving. If you miss a week, you can make it up next time. This allows the Treasurer to plan church finances better, because it gives a reasonably accurate picture of how much money is coming in.

Standing Orders.  Regular giving by monthly standing order is very convenient,  as your set monthly contribution is automatically transferred from your bank account into the church bank account at a date suitable to yourself. If you do not attend church every week,  this is a very easy way to make a regular contribution OR alternatively this would save you having to fill in an envelope each week and make sure you don’t forget OR simply cut down on having to have cash to hand on  Sunday for your envelope.

One-Off Donations.   These can be made by placing cash or cheques payable to ‘Ballinderry Parish Church’ into an envelope and handing to a Church Warden or simply placing on the collection plate. (Please remember to also put your name and address in the envelope, especially if you wish to Gift Aid your donation.)

Legacies.  As many others have done over the years you may wish to consider including Ballinderry Parish Church in the list of beneficiaries of your will and your solicitor can assist with this. It is most helpful if you specify that the legacy is to be used for ‘ general purpose’, for the benefit of maintaining the whole ministry of the Parish.

Whichever Way You Give do please consider :-

*enhancing your giving by using the Gift Aid Declaration Form

*reviewing your giving annually

*standing order forms/freewill envelopes available from the Treasurer


GIFT AID  –   Northern Ireland  Charity Number NIC101439

Let the taxman pay the extra by completing a Gift Aid declaration


How does it work?

Gift Aid is surprisingly easy to use. Gift Aid can apply to donations of any amount, large or small, by cash, cheque, or standing order.

If you are a UK taxpayer, all you have to do is give the Church a simple Gift Aid declaration which is readily available from the church treasurer .

What’s more – one single Gift Aid declaration can apply to all past donations you have made in the past 4 years and to all future donations you make.

As a higher rate taxpayer looking to reclaim tax from your donation, all you have to do is remember to include details of your charitable gifts on your tax form.

Do you qualify?

Providing you pay as much tax (income and/or capital gains) as the Church will be entitled to reclaim on your donations in the same financial year, you are entitled to use Gift Aid. For example, if you wish to Gift Aid your charitable donations that total £100 in one year, you will need to have paid at least £25 in to the taxman in respect of that tax year.

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Northern Ireland introduced its formal system for charities registration on 16 December 2013 via the relatively new Charities Commission for Northern Ireland. All charities must now prepare an annual report to be forwarded to the CCNI for display on the Commission’s public register of charities. However, be assured that all donations received, however big or small, are completely confidential.

Once again, thank you for your generosity and for the understanding you show by your consideration to regular planned giving and tax efficient donations.