How Can I Give?

Regular Giving

The most helpful way to support St James' is to set up a regular standing order as this helps us with our financial planning. The easiest way to do this is to use the 'donate' button below. Alternatively, you can set up a standing order with your bank.

You can change or cancel a standing order at any time with your bank. For budgeting purposes, it’s a great help if you can let the Treasurer know if you do this or plan to do so.

One-off donations

If you wish to make a one-off gift, this can be done by using the donate button below, by making a donation by cash, cheque or charity voucher (payable to “St James' Church PCC”) on a Sunday or by posting a cheque/charity voucher (no cash please) to the Treasurer at the address below.

Give as You Earn - Payroll Giving

Many employers have a GAYE Payroll Giving scheme which is a means of giving from your income before tax is deducted. Some employers will match an employee’s charitable giving so it is worth enquiring about your company’s policy. St James' is registered as a charitable trust with the name 'The Parochial Church Council of the Ecclesiastical Parish of St James, Westgate and Garlinge' and our charity number is 1136690.

Please consider making your gift tax efficient

If you are a UK taxpayer, it is a great help if you also complete a Gift Aid form (included with the standing order form) as this enables us to reclaim basic rate income tax on any standing order or one-off donations you make.

Bank Details

Bank: CAF Bank Ltd

Sort Code: 405240

Account Number: 00012757

For more information about giving or the church’s finances, or gift aid forms:

Post: The Treasurer, St James Church, Canterbury Road, Margate, CT9 5JT


What Is The Financial Need?

St James' Church is entirely funded through its charitable trust (see above) and does not receive any funding from the Church of England or any other external source.

With a few small exceptions (hall hire and profits from minor sales), the vast majority of our general ministry is therefore essentially reliant on the giving of our church members.

We encourage all those who consider themselves committed members of the St James' family to respond prayerfully to the ongoing needs of the church.  Tax refunds from donations made under Gift Aid are an important source of funding so givers who pay tax are strongly encouraged to check the relevant box when donating online or to contact us for a form to enable the church to claim back the tax.

Our money is spent across a range of ministries and activities in ways and amounts which are monitored and controlled by the Church Treasurer and the Church Council (who are the trustees).  This constant review, as well as the presentation and publication of accounts once per year ensures we do our best to honour God with the way in which our resources are spent.

Our highest area of expenditure relates to the provision of our minister and administrative worker. The church family is committed to giving 10% of its income from donations each year to mission partners working in gospel ministry outside the church family.  The remainder of general expenditure relates to paying for the maintenance of our buildings, services and other administrative costs.

Biblical principles for giving.