As a church, we would love not to have to talk about money but unfortunately, we can't avoid the topic. The reality is that we wouldn't be here if it wasn't for generous donations received from both the congregation and supporters overseas. We are completely self-supporting. We normally hold numerous events throughout the year to raise money so we can continue to be there for people and provide an Anglican presence in this part of the world.
During this pandemic, we are having to adapt our fund raising and it has become even more important for us to collect donations online to ensure the future of our chaplaincy. There is no expectation that anyone should pay anything that they can't afford.
How can you support us?
The first and most important way, is to remember us in your prayers. As well as financial help, the people of the Costa Brava volunteer their time and talents in the service of others.
If you are able to help us financially, there are two options below.
An easy way to send a donation to help ministry in the Costa Brava - thank you!
This will open up a new page. If you use this method of donating, would you please email our Treasurer (firstname.lastname@example.org) and let him know, as this system doesn't show us the name of the person who has donated. Thank you.
If you would prefer to donate in English pounds, then please open the camera on your mobile phone or iPad and hover over the QR code to the left. This will open up a new site for you donate with your debit/credit card and if you are able to click the Gift Aid box.
Or pay direct in to the bank - we get the full amount with no fees taken off if you use this method.
The bank details are: Banco Sabadell, Carrer del port, L'Escala 17130 Account name: Comunion Anglicana de la Costa Brava Account number: ES62 0081 1718 6100 0105 2310.
Other ways to Donate
There are a number of ways you can help our church through a donation.
If you attend one of our services there is a collection plate. We can also accept payments by debit or credit card at our services. Please speak to the wardens.
If you are a UK taxpayer then you can greatly help our church by making a monthly direct debit to our bank account with the Diocese in the UK. It is a very simple process to set up the direct debit from £5 per month upwards. For every £1 you donate the Inland Revenue gives us 25p back, so if for example you were to donate £20 per month, that is £240 in a year, then the Inland Revenue will give us £60, thus making your donation worth £300 to us.
If you are a Spanish taxpayer you are entitled to claim tax relief on your annual donations, and so we keep a record of your donations through the year, and our treasurer will give you a form signed by the Chaplain each year confirming your annual donation that has been filed with the Hacienda and so claimable on your tax return. So, if you gave say 20 euros per month, which is 240 euros in a year, and the tax rate is 20%, then you would be able to claim 48 euros back from the Hacienda.
If you would like to become a regular cash donor, then we operate an envelope system which enables you to donate as regularly as you wish. The envelopes are a pack of 52, one a week through the year, to be used as you wish. Please speak with our treasurer.
If you are a UK taxpayer but would rather donate in Spain then you simply use the envelope system and put your envelopes in the offertory at the next service you attend. Our treasurer keeps a record of your donations and sends the money to the UK each quarter to have the 25% tax reclaimed by the Diocese.
You can make a donation to our bank account, (click above) and dependent on your tax status we may be able to claim some tax relief.
You can also hover your mobile phone camera over the QR code below and it will easily allow you to donate including gift aid.
Why not save your small change and when you have a reasonable sum then pass it to our treasurer for banking?
If you wish to donate through any of the above suggestions, please contact our treasurer David Hurley at email@example.com and he will be able to help you.
We are most grateful for your interest and for the donations made. Thank you
Sermon on Giving On Sunday 25th August 2019, the Revd Alison Maddocks, Stewardship Officer in Worcester Diocese, preached at our service in Madremanya. She outlined a biblical basis for giving and you can hear her sermon here.