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Small change to you could make a BIG difference to your church.

If you give by Gift Aid, your church recovers the tax paid on donations, which can make a big difference to its overall income.

However, since April 2011 the amount that can be reclaimed has reduced from 28% to 25%

This reduction of 3% may seem small on an individual donation, but multiplied across the church makes a big difference overall.
" From 2011, if you give £10 per week , your church will get 30p less from this.
Churches across the Diocese of St. Edmundsbury and Ipswich will lose over £110,000* overall. "
(*Based on 2008 figures)

If you are able to adjust the amount you give to allow for this, it will enable your church to receive the same income as now.
If you are unable to do so at this time, please rest assured, your gift is still very much appreciated.

Please think about this and pray for guidance on what is right for you.


Any donations to support the work of St. Mary’s Church can be sent to :

John Ecclectone
PCC Treasurer
St. Mary's Church
High Street

Gifts can be Gift Aided ( if you already pay tax ) and the tax can be reclaimed by the Church adding to your donation in real terms.
Please request a form.
Thank you.

The Diocese of St. Edmundsbury and Ipswich
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