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    In Person Donations
    Giving to St Columba’s

In Person Donations

Open Plate

Open Plate

At most services of regular worship on a Sunday, “open plate” collections are taken.

There are yellow envelopes provided in pews to enable attendees to complete a Gift Aid declaration. Once completed, these are valid against all future identifiable donations to St Columba’s Church of Scotland. If you don’t have a pen handy, just ask an elder for assistance. These Gift Aid declarations make a big difference to our income and it is much appreciated if you are able to take the time to complete the form. Note - you can use a 4 digit St Columba’s Gift Aid reference on these envelopes to save you having to complete your full name and address on each occasion, but please do sign the envelope each time.

Cash or cheques which are not in an envelope cannot be identified as a Gift Aid donation, although St Columba’s Church of Scotland does take advantage of the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme (GASDS). For more information about this scheme, please see: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/charities-detailed-guidance-notes/chapter-8-the-gift-aid-small-donations-scheme



Not set up yet, but a review of options is in progress.

Whilst we can still benefit from the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme (GASDS) with any contactless donations of £30 or less (from 6 April 2019 onwards), it will still be beneficial for contactless donations to be made in conjunction with the existence of valid Gift Aid declarations.

Weekly Freewill Offering

Weekly Freewill Offering

Donations are made using an annual supply of uniquely referenced envelopes, dated for each Sunday of the year.

If unable to attend church in any week, your offering can be placed in the appropriate envelope and brought along when you are next in church. A Gift Aid declaration, where appropriate, should be signed when joining the scheme to cover all such donations.

Opening Hours

The office is open from
9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m,
Monday to Friday.

There is a 24-hour answering machine service.

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Find us

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

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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