There are many ways you can give to Kerith Community Church.
Online giving is one of the easiest, you can give as a one off or set up a recurring payment. It’s all safe and secure. To give online, please choose below.
Supporting the ongoing work of Kerith Community Church:
Supporting Kerith in providing meeting places where lives are changed:
Choose from a number of projects being run by Kerith Community Church:
If you wish to cancel or amend your ChurchSuite recurring giving, you can do this using your MyChurchSuite account. If you have any difficulties doing this, please contact Mike Webber-Gant using the form on this page.
Set up a Standing Order with your bank or building society using these details:
Kerith Community Church
Bank: HSBC, 26 Broad Street, Reading, Berks. RG1 2BU
Sort Code 40-22-65
If your gift is a general tithe or offering, please indicate this, together with which site you usually attend, so please use a reference such as ‘Offering. Bracknell’ for example.
Give cash using the offering baskets which are passed along the rows during our Sunday meetings.
Give by cheque - either in the offering baskets, or by post to "Finance Team – The Kerith Centre, Church Rd, Bracknell, RG12 1EH"
Give by credit/debit card – either online, or by filling out the envelopes available on seats on Sundays.
You can even raise money for specific projects through www.justgiving.com/kerithcommunitychurch. Justgiving is simple to use but if you need any help contact Mike Webber-Gant via the form to the left of this page.
However you choose to give, as long as you are a UK taxpayer, Gift Aid enables you to boost the value of your donations by 25p for every £1 given. That means a £10 donation becomes £12.50, or a £100 donation becomes £125 and so on - at no additional cost to you. What a brilliant scheme!
If you haven’t already set this up, and you’d like to maximise your giving this way, please use this link to complete a Gift Aid Declaration, or to tell us that you are not a UK taxpayer. If you need help, please contact our Finance Manager using the adjacent form. Alternatively the giving envelopes also have the Declaration included - these are available at Reception and on the chairs on Sunday meetings. You only need to do this once and as long as we know your gifts in future are from you, we will automatically request the Gift Aid on your behalf.
For higher rate taxpayers, you are also entitled to claim additional tax relief on your donations.
We are very happy to receive gifts to assist in the running of a specific ministry within Kerith Community Church. However, please be aware that if any ministry receives more income than they need to run, Kerith Community Church will use that excess income, in the following financial year, for other ministries that need financial help. If you wish to give a significant gift to one of our ministries, and you are not happy with this policy, please contact our Finance Manager using the adjacent form to discuss options, prior to making your gift.
"We want to avoid any criticism of the way we administer this liberal gift. For we are taking pains to do what is right, not only in the eyes of the Lord but also in the eyes of men." 2 Corinthians 8:20-21 (NIV)
At Kerith, we want to be as open and as radical about money as Jesus was. You only have to walk around The Kerith Centre (built at a cost of £3.1 million in the middle of a recession, with over 99% of the money coming from the congregation) to realise that faith for money, a willingness to talk about money, and sacrificial giving have been part of our history and that they are firmly in our DNA.
As we look to grow to be a church of 2,000 which plants other churches of thousands then handling money correctly, and being willing to talk about it openly, is going to be a huge part of our future too. These pages look at some of the stats behind the current Kerith finances, and explain some of our financial processes, as part of being open about how your giving is handled and how that money is then used locally, nationally and internationally. Find out more