Giving and Finance

St Aldhelm’s, like other parishes of the Church of England, is entirely dependent on voluntary giving to meet out daily needs and expenses, as well as contribute to the mission of the Church in the Diocese of London. The Diocese of London is committed to maintaining it’s presence in every area of London, rich or poor. This is financed through the Common Fund, where parishes give according to their ability. The Common Fund payment in 2012 is expected to be £53,000.

We encourage our regular worshipers to give by regular standing order, and Gift Aid if they are UK tax payers.

The Church of England encourages Church members to give 5% (or £1 in £20) of their after tax income for the work of the Church.

The principles of life affirming giving are:

Give Thanks, Give Regularly, Give Generously, and Give of Yourself.

St Aldhelm’s registered charity number is 1132175