Give Regularly

The preferred way for people to make regular donations to the church’s General Fund is now through the Parish Giving Scheme. This enables a regular monthly some to be taken from your bank account by direct debit. All the details and how to start using the scheme are given on this leaflet

The Parish Giving Scheme reduces the financial administration to the church, handles the collection of Gift Aid tax returns, and provides an option for donors to automatically increase donations in line with inflation on an annual basis. Changes to donations can be made easily at any time.

If, for any reason, you do not want to use the Parish Giving Scheme, you can still give regularly by a standing order that you set up directly with your bank to pay into the Church’s account with Barclays Bank. Many people can do this online, but however you set it up, you will need the following information about the church’s account:

Bank: Barclays
Account Name: St Thomas’s PCC Lancaster
Sort Code: 20-47-61
Account Number: 70459208

You can include what you wish in any reference requested, but it helps us if you include your name, especially if that is not clear from the name of your account.

These details can also be used for any one-off donations sent by online banking. 

Donations can still be made in church by cheque (using the account name above) or by cash. However, cheques and cash attract bank charges to the church which are not applied to standing orders or online payments directly to the church bank account.

Gift Aid
If you are a taxpayer, please complete a Gift Aid form if you have not done so already, so that we can reclaim an additional 25p on every £1 you give.  Details about Gift Aid are given here


Heart of the City project

Donations to the Heart of the City (HOTC) may also be made directly through online banking. You can set up a standing order or make a one-off donation. For this restricted fund, we prefer you to send donations to the special CAF Bank account that has been set up for this purpose, but so long as your reference includes HOTC (or BFM) these donations are restricted for use in the HOTC project.

The details for this account are:
Bank: CAF Bank
Account Name: St Thomas’s PCC Lancaster
Sort Code: 40 - 52 - 40
Account Number: 00030499
Reference: HOTC + <Your name>