Ways to Support Silsoe Church
You can help support our Church by giving of your:
TIME TALENT TREASURE
We have a very small rota of people who keep the Church clean and the brasses polished. If you can spare just an hour a week to help with the cleaning we would be very grateful.
As part of our mission of “welcome” we offer refreshments after every service. Again, this depends on a small rota of people.
If you could help with refreshments or cleaning please contact Martyn Gates on 01525 861553 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you have a ‘Talent’ which could be used to help the Church?
Maybe you’re a flower arranger and could help out with flowers for the Church.
Or a baker who could make a cake or two for social events?
There’s a lot of administrative work that goes on behind the scenes to keep the Church and the Benefice functioning, so maybe you could spare some time to help with that side of things – either on a regular basis or if we are organising an event like the 2022 Dog Show.
If you think you have a talent that would help in one way or another, please contact one of the PCC Members or the Vicars.
If you put money into the Plate at a service, please consider using a Gift Aid envelope. If you are able to complete a Gift Aid Declaration as this will enable our Treasurer to claim a further 25% of the your donation from the Government. One-off Gift Aid envelopes are available in each pew, but please consider completing a Gift Aid Declaration form, which will cover all future gifts from you. We can also supply you with a box of envelopes which use a Gift Aid ID number to save you having to complete the Gift Aid declaration each time you use an envelope – you just write your ID number on. We are happy to provide you with a box of envelopes, even if you do not come to Church every week.
If you wish to make regular donations to the Church, please complete a standing order form or set up a standing order via online banking. Details of the PCC’s bank account can be found on the standing order form.
To download either of these forms, please click on the appropriate button below:
The standing order form has the Church’s bank account number and sort code on it, which you could use if you wish to set up something through your personal online banking facility.
We have also set up a facility allowing you to make a donation online using a debit or credit card. Please click on the button below if you would like to make an online donation – this will open up a new window. Or scan the QR code.
Smartie Fund Raising
Do you like Smarties? Help us raise funds by eating them and then filling the empty tube with 20p coins. A full Smartie tube can contain between £12 and £13 in 20p pieces – and if you donate the full tube along with Gift Aid declaration, it could be worth up to £16.25 to the Church. Free tubes available from the Church – just ask a PCC member.
Annual Report & Financial Statements
Each year the PCC publish a Report and Financial Statements with a review of the Church’s activity through the year and details of the income and expenditure. The Report and Financial Statements for 2021 can be viewed by following this link.
The Report and Financial Statements for previous years are also available to view – click on the year you are interested in to open the document in a new window.