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 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. There is no expectation that anyone should pay anything that they can't afford. Everyone is welcome.
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.
We arrange a number of fundraising activities each year to support ourselves but also to support other ministries. Please help us by attending one or more of them or thinking up a new idea for something you might be able to arrange.
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.
If you would like to become a regular 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.
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 Rachel 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 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 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 one-off donation to our bank account, and dependent on your tax status we may be able to claim some tax relief.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and he will be able to help you.
We are most grateful for your interest and for the donations made. Thank you