Sunday, 6 January 2013

Gift Aid

We remain extremely grateful to all those who so generously support All Saints. Did you know that you can increase your gift, at no cost to yourself, by applying Gift Aid? The church then gets an extra £2.50 for every £10 you give, provided the following declaration applies:

I confirm I have paid or will pay an amount of Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax for each tax year (6 April to 5 April) that is at least equal to the amount of tax that all the charities or Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) that I donate to will reclaim on my gifts for that tax year. I understand that other taxes such as VAT and Council Tax do not qualify. I understand the charity will reclaim 28p of tax on every £1 that I gave up to 5 April 2008 and will reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 that I give on or after 6 April 2008.

Please consider making a Gift Aid declaration for any gifts you are able to make, no matter how small. A form can be downloaded at and can be applied to a single donation or to past and future donations, as you prefer.


Today is the Feast of the Epiphany, when we celebrate the coming of the wise men, representing the Gentile (non-Jewish) nations, to worship Jesus.

You may have wondered about the 'three kings' and who they actually were.  Just to start with, they almost certainly weren't kings and we don't know how many of them there were...  Please take a look at the 'message' page for the background to how a group of Persian astrologers became 'the three kings'.