Give Regularly

The preferred way for the church to receive regular donations is through a standing order that you set up directly with your bank to pay in to 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 tax-payer, it is a great benefit to the church if you can give tax-efficiently (we can claim back 25p for every £1 you donate).  Please find a Gift Aid form here.  
More information about Gift Aid is available on . Your donations will qualify for Gift Aid as long as they’re not more than four times what you have paid in tax in that tax year (6 April to 5 April).

A newly completed form may be applied to donations up to the last four years, if that is what you want and you let us know when you submit the form. You only need to fill in one Gift Aid form for St Thomas’s to cover gifts to the General and restricted funds.

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>