We are very grateful for all donations to the church. These support our local mission and ministy and the maintenance of the church building and churchyard. Worshippers, parishioners, supporters and visitors can give financially to St Mary the Virgin, Lapworth, in a variety of ways.
It is always possible to put a donation in an envelope and to post it through the Rectory door. Please state who you are and what the donation is for. Remember to include contact details if you would like an acknowledgement. The address is The Rectory, Church Lane, Lapworth, Solihull. B94 5NX. It is the driveway opposite the church steps.
Cheques should be made payable to “Lapworth Parochial Church Council”. They may be sent to the Rector at the Rectory, see above, or to Norma Aslin, Tapster Way, Church Lane, Lapworth, Solihull B94 5NX.
Giving by BACS or Standing Order
You will need the following details to set up your standing order or payment:
Bank :- HSBC Branch :- Birmingham, New Street
Account:- Lapworth Parochial Church Council
Sorting Code :- 40-11-18 Bank Account Number 42404508
Reference :- Please quote your own name
IMPORTANT – If you set up a standing order or make a one-off gift by BACS, please notify us by email to Norma Aslin (email@example.com) so that we can properly acknowledge your donation.
At the church door we make available a small box of cards which state “My giving is by Standing Order”. People who give by standing order are invited to collect a card on entering church, and then to put it in the collection plate when it is passed round later in the service.
The Gift Aid scheme is for gifts of money to charities by individuals who pay UK tax. Gift Aid donations are regarded as having basic rate tax deducted. Charities take your donation – which is money you’ve already paid tax on – and reclaim the basic rate tax from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) on its ‘gross’ equivalent – the amount before basic rate tax was deducted.
Basic rate tax is 20 per cent, so this means that if you give £10 using Gift Aid, it’s worth £12.50 to the charity.
How to make a donation using Gift Aid
In order to make a Gift Aid donation you’ll need to make a Gift Aid Declaration (click to download). This form can cover every gift made to the church for whatever period you choose, and can cover gifts you have already made and/or gifts you may make in the future.
A Gift Aid declaration must include:
- your full name
- your home address
- the name of the charity
- details of your donation, and it should say that it’s a Gift Aid donation
Please send completed Gift Aid declarations to Norma Aslin, Tapster Way, Church Lane, Lapworth, Solihull B94 5NX (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Giving through the Weekly Envelope Scheme
Participants receive a small box of 52 envelopes before the start of each tax year. These envelopes, containing your weekly offering, are placed on the collection plates at church. Envelopes can be requested from Norma Aslin at the address above.