ways in which people can give regularly to help with the running
of this parish:-
The preferred method is with
a standing order setup via a bankers order. This form is available
for download [LINK] and
after completion should be posted to the Parish Office where
the required reference numbers will be added
prior to sending on to your bank or building society.
If you pay tax in the UK, please
consider giving with Gift Aid. Gift
Aid is a Government scheme that allows the parish to reclaim
tax that you have paid on your donation – if you are a
UK taxpayer. It works like this:-
If you are a taxpayer
and give £10 to the church you will have paid tax on
The church can get £2.80
of it back with Gift Aid - so your donation of £10 would
become worth £12.80 - and it wouldn’t cost you
an extra penny!
Standard tax payers need
only sign a form which allows the money to be claimed.
Higher tax payers should
also claim on their annual tax returns as this amount can be
added to their outgoings.
All you need to do is to tick the box for gift
aid donations on the bankers order form.
The second method for planned giving is by
using special envelopes provided by the Parish. To use this
method please download and complete the form for envelopes [LINK].
Gift aid is also available with this method with the same advantages
to the Parish, please
send in to the Parish Office.
When working out how much to give regularly please consider
two key questions:
Does my giving
reflect the importance of the parish in my life?
It is said that you can prove
anything with statistics, but the fact of the matter is that
many people in this Diocese give less that than £1 a
For some that is a sacrifice and they shouldn’t
But for others it probably
could be more. Does what you give
reflect the importance
of the Parish in your life and what you can afford?
can tell you how much you should give, it is a personal decision.
However Cardinal Hume once suggested that people who
donating an hour’s pay per week.
So if you earn £10,000
that’s about £5. It may sound a lot
but it is less than one day’s
congestion charge in central London.
While, if you earn £20,000,
its around £10. Equivelent to the price of a delivered
Can you afford that
amount every week or each month? If you do not work but
an income the same rule can apply – based on one
fortieth of your weekly income.
Remember: Any new, or existing,
commitment you make can always be changed at any time.
What happens to
the Parish when I am not here?
It is not always possible
to come here to Mass every week. For example, you may be away
on holiday or visiting, however the costs of running the Parish
continue to be incurred.
Please therefore consider
committing to a regular amount each week – to give
even if you can’t come to Mass. This
would enable the Parish to plan ahead knowing that your gift
would be coming.
Remembering Ealing Abbey in your Will
If you wish to consider leaving something to Ealing Abbey in your will you may simply wish to state that the money is to be used for the general purposes of the Trust of St Benedict's Abbey.. You may wish to specify that you would like the gift to be used in some specific way; for instance for the benefit of the Ealing Abbey Parish, or for the Monastic Community of Ealing Abbey , or for the Benedictine Study Centre. A special leaflet has been produced to help you with this. It may be found in the Church porches or obtained from the parish office. If you would like to discuss this matter with the Abbot or parish priest or a member of the parish finance committee please do not hesitate to ask.
If you would like to make a donation to the parish for some specific purpose please contact the Parish Priest. Please remember that by signing a gift aid declaration form you will enable the value of your donation to be increased considerably..