If you are a UK tax payer, you can Gift Aid your donation – please fill in this Gift Aid Form and send it back to us.
We can then claim back 25p for every £1 you give.
Gift Aid is a government scheme that allows the Diocese on our behalf to reclaim the tax that you have already paid on your donations through UK income tax or capital gains tax. All individual donations are eligible for the scheme – including regular gifts such as Standing Orders and Direct Debits.
Why do I need to make a declaration?
The declaration allows us to reclaim the tax from HMRC on your donations. By making the Gift Aid declaration, you are confirming that you are happy for us to do this.
We can claim Gift Aid on donations made in the last four years and on future donations once we receive your declaration.
We are completely self-dependent and do not receive any governmental support or payments.
In other words: We have to raise the income needed to keep us going through donations, offertories and legacies of those who share our vision and give thanks for us serving them and theirs in the name of our Lord.
If you like what we offer – being the welcoming and open church on Lanzarote for all – please help us survive.
Our basic expenses easily add up to 2.000€.
That’s not a lot you might say, but the offertories from our church services normally do not cover even 20% of that.
Without the voluntary work – a half-stipend priest working 24/7, volunteers for online and offline services, group leaders for our activities, and communication on so many channels on- and offline, our expenses would be tripled at least.
Just think about these ‘invisible costs’
- €1 = 2 printed Newsletters
- €2 = 1 Niteblessing background picture
- € 5 = 1 hymn bought for our services
- €10 = Sanitizer for a month
- €15 = website and server for a month
- € 28 = Service sheets in church
- € 50 = fuel for home visits for 2 weeks
- €75 = Special Service sheets
(Christmas, Remembrance Sunday, Easter)
- €100 = wafers & wine for 6 months
Please be appreciative of these important things,
offered to all at no individual costs –
and support if you can.
Your Will – leaving a legacy…
Most of us do not like to dwell too much on thoughts of our own mortality.
Yet for the Christian, it is essential that we should spend some time contemplating the journey of our life from its beginning to its end. Part of that process is practical as well as spiritual; there are family and friends for whom we might like to make some financial provision, to hand on valued possessions to those whom we love. Whilst we all make a valuable contribution to the Church during our lives, it would also seem fitting that we should consider making some financial provision for the continuation of its mission after we have gone. By leaving a Legacy to the Anglican Parish St Laurence in Lanzarote, you can support our Chaplaincy and our work for future generations, which is why we are so grateful for any gift, whatever size,
that you choose to leave in your Will. It is a lovely way to make a lasting contribution to us. Thank you. Here’s a template for you to use: DOWNLOAD LEGACY FORM.
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