Giving to Knowle Parish Church
Christians are called to support God’s work with their time and money – such giving is part of our response to God’s generosity to us. It is for each person or family to pray through and decide how much and to whom they give – many give to a combination of their home church and other Christian charities.
KPC tries to be a generous church – we’re able to give away over 10% of our income to others. Most of this helps other churches in Birmingham that don’t have our resources, and we also give to charities fighting poverty both locally and overseas. Recently we’ve given to the church in Bolivia to help with its work. And the people in the church are generous too – we’re very grateful for the gifts people make to the church to enable us to carry out our ministry.
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If you would like to give, or change the amount you give, we would appreciate it if you could let us know by completing the online Giving Response form. You can also complete the Gift Aid form, if you have not done one before for Knowle PCC. This gives us an additional 25% from the government at no additional expense to you, provided you pay Income Tax.
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How much does KPC cost to run? How is the money spent?
KPC costs about £600,000 per year to run. Most of this is spent on people – the clergy and staff team here. We also need to keep the buildings safe and warm, and buy materials for activities like evangelism, youth and children’s work.
At the moment, our income doesn’t cover all these costs and we have a deficit of about £35,000 per year. In part, this is because of the COVID restrictions, but mainly it’s because our income hasn’t kept pace with the increasing costs of looking after our buildings and needing to strengthen our staff team.
Where does KPC’s money come from?
Most of our income is generated here in Knowle – nearly all of it comes from gifts that church members make. We do generate some money by renting out the hall and selling the magazine, and we get some grants from local charities, but the giving is what keeps the church going.
How can I give?
Many givers find that a regular pattern of giving, either via standing order or the envelope scheme, helps them plan and give consistently. This also helps us to plan, and it helps a lot if standing orders are made on the 10th or 24th of each month. One-off gifts are also very welcome, either by cheque or bank transfer.
KPC’s bank account details are:
Name : Knowle Parochial Church Council General Fund Acc
Sort Code: 40-26-22 Account Number: 90508306
Please use a reference that includes your house number and postcode – e.g., 42B930NP. This is to allow us to identify that the gift is from you.
Where the money you are giving has been taxed, then value of your gift to KPC can be increased by 25% at no extra cost to you – we can claim Gift Aid from the government on your gift. All you need to do is fill in a declaration, either via our website you can get a paper form from the Parish Office.
If you would like to remember us in your will, this would be greatly appreciated. For this purpose, our legal name is “The Parochial Church Council of the Ecclesiastical Parish of Knowle Solihull”.
If you’d prefer to give cash, please consider ticking the “Envelope” option on the online form, or just call the Parish Office, and we will arrange for a box of weekly envelopes to be sent to you so that you can put these in the collection in church. We can also claim Gift Aid on these gifts if you’d like us to.
Need more help or advice?
If you would like to pray through your giving to KPC or more widely, then please contact the prayer team in the Soldiers Chapel after services or speak to a member of the clergy. If you have any questions on how to give to KPC then please contact Ian Kay on email@example.com or the Parish Office.