• Giving - Recurring Donations
    Recurring Donations
    Giving to St Columba’s

Recurring Donations

Regular, planned giving is a great way to give to the Church as it improves our ability to plan expenditure and provides a stable base for our finances. If you can add Gift Aid to your donation, this is most welcome too.

You can choose either standing order, payroll giving or a Charities Aid Foundation (or similar) account.

Please note that JustGiving offers the ability to donate monthly, but due to the related small payment processing costs, we prefer Standing Orders for regular giving, where feasible.

Bank Standing Order

Bank Standing Order

Planned giving is the most efficient way to donate to the church. Doing so by standing order is also a cost effective way for us to receive funding.

You can either:

  • fill in a Standing Order form and return to the Church Office by post or in person (in a sealed envelope please, marked for the attention of the Finance Team), which we then pass on to your bank, or
  • you can set up a standing order direct with your bank (either in branch or online). However, it is immensely helpful, if you would like us to claim Gift Aid on your behalf, if you could let the finance team know the relevant date(s) and amount of the standing order, so that we can process the Gift Aid claim appropriately. Please use This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

You can amend standing orders at any time, so you shouldn’t feel any constraint. In fact, we actively encourage you to review your giving regularly!

Regular, tax-efficient giving, allows both the Church and donors to plan their finances.

Standing Order Form

Standing Order Form

Payroll Giving

Payroll Giving

If your employer or pension administrator operates a payroll giving scheme, donations can be made directly to the Church from your wages or pension (after National Insurance Contributions, but before Income Tax) – you only pay tax on the remainder, providing immediate tax relief on your donation at your highest tax rate. This has the same effect as Gift Aid where tax is claimed back after being deducted at source, but payroll giving allows charitable donations to be made before tax is deducted in the first place.

The Give As You Earn scheme, run by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), is the UK’s largest Payroll Giving scheme.

Some employers also offer “matched giving” schemes, usually capped at a limited amount. Please check with your employer as these schemes occasionally exclude religious charities.

The government site with guidance on payroll giving is at: https://www.gov.uk/payroll-giving

Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) Account

Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) Account

You can choose to put some money into an account dedicated to charitable giving, into which the appropriate tax is recovered from HMRC and the balance is then available for tax-efficient charitable giving using cheques. In addition to the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), there are various similar smaller organisations that offer the same service.

External links: https://www.cafonline.org/my-personal-giving


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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