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Gift Aid

Make your gift tax efficient!

Have you considered gift aiding your donation? If you can gift aid your donation, it means that we can claim an extra 25p for every £1 donated. Please fill in a gift aid declaration here:

Gift Aid Form

This Gift Aid form is used for all donations given directly to the church, where we are aware of the full donor name and address, and where we have a valid form on record. Where a third party is used to collect the donation, the Gift Aid claim is processed by them e.g. payroll giving, Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), JustGiving.

Gift Aid allows the congregation (as a registered charity, 236173) to reclaim the tax already paid on your offering. This equates to an increase of 25% on donations (based on current basic rate Income Tax of 20%).

In addition, higher rate or additional rate taxpayers can claim further personal tax relief at 20% or 25% (equating to 25p or 31.25p for every £1 donated), respectively. 

Eligibility:

  • Gifts must be your own money and not, for example, the proceeds of a collection.
  • If you have previously submitted a Gift Aid form, please confirm, for your own comfort, that you still pay sufficient income or capital gains tax.

For more information on tax efficient giving, see the HMRC website: https://www.gov.uk/donating-to-charity/gift-aid

St Columba’s Reference Numbers

Anyone can request a unique four digit St Columba’s reference number, to assist us in tracking Gift Aid donations. This is recommended if you frequently donate via Open Plate or bank transfers (rather than set monthly or quarterly standing orders), where the Finance Team may need to match your name, address and Gift Aid declaration form with several separate donations. By using a reference number, it helps to ensure that we have got the correct person/details. If you are not sure whether or not you have one, or if you can’t remember the reference, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the Church Office and ask to speak to the Finance Team.


Opening Hours

The office is open from
9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m,
Monday to Friday.

There is a 24-hour answering machine service.

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St Columba’s is located on Pont Street in Knightsbridge in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. The Church is within easy reach of three London Underground stations – Knightsbridge (Piccadilly Line), South Kensington (Piccadilly, Circle and District Lines) and Sloane Square (Circle and District Lines).

St. Columba's
Pont Street
London SW1X 0BD
+44 (0)20-7584-2321
office@stcolumbas.org.uk

Getting here by tube

Knightsbridge Station

Take the Harrods exit if open (front car if coming from the East, rear car if coming from the West). Come up the stairs to street level, carry on keeping Harrods on your right. Turn right into Basil Street. Carry straight on into Walton Place with St Saviour’s Church on your left. At the traffic lights, St Columba’s is to your left across the street. If the Harrods exit is closed, take the Sloane Street exit, turn right into Basil Street. Carry straight on past Harrods with the shop on your right, into Walton Place as before.

South Kensington Station

Come up the stairs out of the station and turn left into the shopping arcade. Turn left again into Pelham Street. At the traffic lights at the end of Pelham Street cross Brompton Road, turn left then immediately right into the narrow street of Draycott Avenue. After just a few yards turn left into Walton Street. Carry on walking up Walton Street until the traffic lights at the corner of Pont Street. Turn right and after a few steps you will be at St Columba’s!

Sloane Square Station

Cross over the square into Sloane Street. Walk along Sloane Street until the traffic lights at the corner of Pont Street. Turn left into Pont Street. St Columba’s will then be in sight.

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