Welcome to the website of Epsom Methodist Church (EMC), the town centre church of Epsom, UK which is open 7 days a week. If you are seeking God, Christian Fellowship or just want to be found, then may we give you a very warm welcome. We want to respond to God’s love in Christ for everyone - by being a real focus in Epsom for Christian teaching, worship and care. On this website you will find details of our upcoming Sunday services and many other Christian activities, such as House Groups, Loss and Bereavement Tuesday Drop-in and Children's holiday club activity days.
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Treasurer's Talk May 2018
I have just completed the latest gift aid data for the claim to HMRC. In all a total of £62,376.16 has been given over the past 7 months which will attract gift aid which totals £15,594.04. The various groups that will benefit are,
Church General Fund £14,355.54
Families’ and Children’s Worker £962.25
Organ Fund £72.50
Zimbabwe Victim Support Fund £172.50
Christmas Together £6.25
Benevolence Fund £25.00
I have written extensively of gift aided giving and I would again like to emphasise this. All of the £15,594.04 is freely given to the church by HMRC simply because we pay tax, have signed a gift aid declaration and identified our giving (using the collection envelopes or a standing order). HMRC will also be giving the church £2,000 arising from the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme where they will give gift aid on £8,000 of loose change giving. The loose change in the church collections totalled £6,501.28 in the last tax year. Along with this there was giving totalling £3,858.86 on which gift aid could not be claimed either because the donor did not wish to or they did not pay tax. From this it can be seen that gift aid could not be claimed on only £2,360.14. This is just 2.1% of the church’s total giving of £111,863.39 which means that gift aid was claimed on 97.9% of the giving. This is an amazing result and we are so grateful to everyone who can and does use gift aid.
If anyone who gives (or will give) regularly to the church and would like to gift aid their giving, please have a chat with me. Individual gifts can also be gift aided. It would be a massive milestone if we were able to recover the gift aid on all of the giving of the church.
Thank you again for your continued financial support of the church and other funds.