Registered Charity Number 1151418

Stewardship - giving to St. John’s and St Luke’s

Money isn’t everything, but it sure ranks up there with oxygen and water! That applies as much for us

Christians as it does for those who do not share our faith. Whereas having it can cause heartache around

what to do with it or how to hold onto it, not having it can exclude us from achieving our full potential.

That is as true for the life of a congregation as it is for individuals. A church starved of sufficient resources,

including money, cannot properly succeed in its work for God’s mission in the world, both locally and fur-

ther afield.

In 2016, it cost around £261 each day for our parish to meet all its commitments.  59% of this went on

ministry and other staff-related costs and 29% on keeping our churches open.  32% of the parish’s income

came from the pledged regular giving of our members through the parish’s Stewardship Scheme and 23%

from other collections, occasional services and general fund raising.

How much should I give?

The Bible teaches us that our gifts should be proportional to our means and income, but there are no ab-

solute rules for giving. In coming to your decision, remember you will be giving to God, to further his mis-

sion - it will be determined by how much you care about Christ and the Stewardship of the Gospel both in

Clay Hill and elsewhere. However, the Church of England has challenged its members to give 5% (or £1 in

£20) of their after-tax income to and through the Church.

Here's a few things that people buy without giving a second thought.Why not see how they compare to

your own giving and ask yourself if the balance is right?

Sunday Paper £1.50 - £2.50, TV Licence £12 a month, Gallon of Petrol £5.45 or Pint of Beer £3.45

How can I give to St John’s and St Luke’s?

If you feel able to pledge a regular gift, please consider joining the parish Stewardship Scheme.

You can choose to pay in one of the following ways:

By setting up a standing order with your bank (either monthly, quarterly or annually)

By cheque or cash using the Scheme’s numbered white monthly envelopes or;

By cheque or cash at more extended intervals (quarterly or annually).

Making a pledge to give a regular contribution is important for both the Treasurer in planning the parish’s

cashflow and you - by helping you to be disciplined and regular in your giving.

As a bonus, the Government’s Gift Aid Scheme enables the parish to reclaim 25p income tax for every £1

gifted – at no cost to the giver! Gift Aid can be used by any taxpayer who makes either regular pledged

contributions scheme or occasional gifts using the yellow Gift Aid envelopes that can be found on every

pew in church.

Who will know what I give?

Whatever you decide and whatever your reason, your giving will be very appreciated and your pledge will

remain confidential - a matter between you and God. Only the Parish Stewardship Recorder will have ac-

cess to the names of givers and the amount they give.

Who can I talk to if I have any question's?

If you need help over this or about other matters, such giving through your Will, please speak with the

Vicar, a Church Warden or the Stewardship Recorder.

So how can I arrange my giving?

1.

Complete the Personal Pledge Form and indicate how you want to pay your contribution.

2.

If you pay income tax, tick the “I am a UK Tax Payer” box

3.

If you prefer to pay by Standing Order, complete the Banker’s Order Form and send it to your bank.

4.

Seal the Personal Pledge Form in an envelope and either place it in a box at the back of the church,

hand it to one of the Church Wardens or the Vicar, or post it to the Stewardship Recorder c/o Clay Hill

Vicarage, 92 Browning Road, Enfield, Middlesex, EN2 0HG.

What will happen next? If you chose to pay using “Monthly Envelopes”, the Stewardship Recorder will send you a pack of 12 white Stewardship Envelopes, each of which is printed with the month and a unique number to ensure the confidentiality of your giving. If you chose to pay by Standing Order, the first payment should be made on the date you entered on the Banker’s Order Form.
Registered Charity Number 1151418

Stewardship - giving to St.

John’s and St Luke’s

Money isn’t everything, but it sure ranks up

there with oxygen and water! That applies

as much for us Christians as it does for

those who do not share our faith. Whereas

having it can cause heartache around what

to do with it or how to hold onto it, not

having it can exclude us from achieving our

full potential. That is as true for the life of a

congregation as it is for individuals. A

church starved of sufficient resources, in-

cluding money, cannot properly succeed in

its work for God’s mission in the world,

both locally and further afield.

In 2016, it cost around £261 each day for

our parish to meet all its commitments. 

59% of this went on ministry and other

staff-related costs and 29% on keeping our

churches open.  32% of the parish’s income

came from the pledged regular giving of

our members through the parish’s

Stewardship Scheme and 23% from other

collections, occasional services and general

fund raising.

How much should I give?

The Bible teaches us that our gifts should

be proportional to our means and income,

but there are no absolute rules for giving.

In coming to your decision, remember you

will be giving to God, to further his mission

- it will be determined by how much you

care about Christ and the Stewardship of

the Gospel both in Clay Hill and elsewhere.

However, the Church of England has chal-

lenged its members to give 5% (or £1 in

£20) of their after-tax income to and

through the Church.

Here's a few things that people buy

without giving a second thought.Why not

see how they compare to your own giving

and ask yourself if the balance is right?

Sunday Paper £1.50 - £2.50, TV Licence £12

a month, Gallon of Petrol £5.45 or Pint of

Beer £3.45

How can I give to St John’s and St Luke’s?

If you feel able to pledge a regular gift,

please consider joining the parish

Stewardship Scheme.

You can choose to pay in one of the follow-

ing ways:

By setting up a standing order with

your bank (either monthly, quarterly or

annually)

By cheque or cash using the Scheme’s

numbered white monthly envelopes or;

By cheque or cash at more extended

intervals (quarterly or annually).

Making a pledge to give a regular contribu-

tion is important for both the Treasurer in

planning the parish’s cashflow and you - by

helping you to be disciplined and regular in

your giving.

As a bonus, the Government’s Gift Aid

Scheme enables the parish to reclaim 25p

income tax for every £1 gifted – at no cost

to the giver! Gift Aid can be used by any

taxpayer who makes either regular

pledged contributions scheme or occa-

sional gifts using the yellow Gift Aid envel-

opes that can be found on every pew in

church.

Who will know what I give?

Whatever you decide and whatever your

reason, your giving will be very appreciated

and your pledge will remain confidential - a

matter between you and God. Only the

Parish Stewardship Recorder will have ac-

cess to the names of givers and the

amount they give.

Who can I talk to if I have any question's?

If you need help over this or about other

matters, such giving through your Will,

please speak with the Vicar, a Church

Warden or the Stewardship Recorder.

So how can I arrange my giving?

1.

Complete the Personal Pledge Form 

and indicate how you want to pay your

contribution.

2.

If you pay income tax, tick the “I am a

UK Tax Payer” box

3.

If you prefer to pay by Standing Order,

complete the Banker’s Order Form 

and send it to your bank.

4.

Seal the Personal Pledge Form in an

envelope and either place it in a box at

the back of the church, hand it to one

of the Church Wardens or the Vicar, or

post it to the Stewardship Recorder

c/o Clay Hill Vicarage, 92 Browning

Road, Enfield, Middlesex, EN2 0HG.

What will happen next? If you chose to pay using “Monthly Envelopes”, the Stewardship Recorder will send you a pack of 12 white Stewardship Envelopes, each of which is printed with the month and a unique number to ensure the confidentiality of your giving. If you chose to pay by Standing Order, the first payment should be made on the date you entered on the Banker’s Order Form.