Giving to the Church

Thank you for your interest in giving to The King's Church Didcot. We wouldn’t exist without the generous financial support we receive from others. We are very grateful to everyone who gives money on a regular basis to enable us to do all that we feel God has called us to do in Didcot and the surrounding areas. 

Why should we give?

The motivation behind your gift is more important than your gift. The reason you give is more important than what or how much you give. We give to the church because we want to honour God.

“If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing”
— 1 Corinthians 13:3

When should we give?

We are encouraged to give the first fruits, not the leftovers of our income. This is not a law we are required to follow. It is a tangible expression of our love for God.

“Honour the Lord with your wealth, with the first fruits of all your crop.”
— Proverbs 3:9

However the Lord wants us to give as we desire to give, not under pressure. 

“Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”
— 2 Corinthians 9:7

Where should we give?

The local church is the backbone of God’s work here on earth. Paul encourages us in Galatians 6:6, 1 Corinthians 9:7-11, 1 Timothy 5:17-18, and many other scriptures, that you are to give where you are fed God's word. In the Old Testament, God commanded his people to give a tithe - normally one tenth of income - to the Lord. We find a tithe is also a useful guide to us to give to our local church, the body of Christ where we get fed spiritually.

“Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.”
— Malachi 3:10

How can you give?

Standing order

By standing order directly into our bank account. A Standing Order is an instruction that you give to your bank to pay a set amount at regular intervals into someone else’s account until cancelled. It differs from a Direct Debit because you are in control; setting the amount to give each time and you can cancel it when you want. This is the preferred method as it involves less administration and enables us to budget more easily. If you have any questions about setting up a standing order, please talk with Rachel on a Sunday morning. If you’re a taxpayer, we can claim back the basic rate tax through the government's gift aid scheme, currently an extra 25p for every £1 you give, without it costing you any extra. Make your Standing Order go further with gift aid, see below for Gift Aid information.

Cash

Cash can be placed in the offering box on Sunday meetings. If you give cash please put your gift in one of the giving envelopes and complete your details. If you are a UK tax payer this will allow us to reclaim the tax you have paid. Giving envelopes are available every Sunday.

Cheque

Please make cheques payable to “Oxfordshire Community Churches Didcot” and place them either in the offering box at the back of the hall on a Sunday. If you are a UK tax payer and we can claim gift-aid on your gift, please ensure that the cheque is from your personal account.

On-line banking

The King's Church Didcot details you will need are:

Sort Code: 20-97-48,
Account Number: 50487333
Account Name: Oxfordshire Community Churches Didcot

Gift Aid

The King's Church Didcot is part of the Oxfordshire Community Churches, a registered charity (No. 1056921) eligible to reclaim any UK tax that you have paid on your gift. This has the effect of increasing the size of your gift without costing you any more. If you are a UK tax payer, please complete a gift aid tax form (only needs to be done once) and return it to Rachel Sheard.

A gift aid tax form can be downloaded by clicking here

Oxfordshire Community Churches is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England & Wales, No. 3223210

We are also part of an international family of churches called Salt & Light Ministries and is a member of the Evangelical Alliance and part of Churches Together in Didcot and District