How to Give


How to Give

St Saviour’s Stewardship Scheme via Standing Order

We would like to invite you to participate in our St Saviour’s Stewardship Scheme, which involves giving the same amount regularly through a standing order.  A form can be downloaded below or picked up from the back of church or requested from the Treasurer.


Cash can be given in the church collection on a Sunday. Income tax cannot be reclaimed on this money unless it is in a Gift Aid envelope.


You can give cheques on a one-off or regular basis. Cheques should be payable to ‘St Saviour’s PCC’.

Gift Aid

If you are a taxpayer you can increase the value of your donation through Gift Aid at no extra cost to yourself. This allows St Saviour’s to reclaim tax on any donation you make to the value of 25p for every £1 you give. You can download a Gift Aid form online, or obtain one from church. Please return the completed form to the church and we will reclaim the tax on your gift. Remember to notify the church if you cease to be a taxpayer.

Giving through your Tax Return

If you are a higher rate taxpayer (40% or 50%) the church can only claim back 20% on your gift. You can then reclaim the remaining tax paid on any gifts in your annual tax return. You should do this in the year of the gift wherever possible. If you wish this part of your tax relief to be given to St Saviour’s, you can request on your tax return that the Inland Revenue does this. You will need to quote reference number XN86749 in your return.

David Rowlands, our Treasurer, will be glad to supply you with any of the appropriate forms, and will be happy to answer any questions entirely confidentially.

Mr David Rowlands
1 St Thomas Gardens, London NW5 4EX
0780 144 3602

Are You Willing?

Have you thought of remembering St Saviour’s in your will? Leaving a gift in your Will is one way you can make a real and lasting difference. It also has the advantage of reducing your inheritance tax liability. There are various types of legacies:

  • a specific percentage of your total estate (perhaps 5% or 10%)
  • a residual legacy – this is the amount left after all the specific legacies have been made
  • a specific amount of cash.

In each case the wording you should use is:

“I give to the Parochial Church Council of the Parish of St Saviour’s, Hampstead, in the Diocese of London, the sum of £x (or x% of my residuary estate) free of duty to be applied as to both capital and income by them for such purposes specified in Section 5 of the Parochial Church Councils (Powers) Measure 1956 as are charitable; and I declare that the receipt of the PCC Treasurer or other proper officer of the Council shall be a sufficient discharge to my Trustees.”


Click for the:  Giving at St. Saviour's Letter

Click for the: How to Give Document

Click for the: Bank Standing Order