Planned Giving

What is Planned Giving?

Planned giving is a way of giving regularly to help fund the work of our Parish. It aims to help you give generously within your means, and makes it easier for the Parish to fund God’s work. It also helps our Parochial Church Council to budget for the years ahead, giving solid financial foundations for the ministry and mission of our Parish, enabling us to plan for the future with confidence. Planned giving also enables us to claim Gift Aid (see below).

How can I give?

The easiest and most effective way to give is via a standing order from your bank account or if you prefer you can use weekly giving envelopes. All you need to do is download the Standing Order Form below, fill it in and bring it with you to church. 

Why should I plan my giving?

We all share the responsibility to make sure our ministry and mission continues here in Bierton and Hulcott and the surrounding areas. Jesus instructs us to go out and tell the good news to everyone, and in our Parish we do that in many different ways.

Our ministry and outreach work costs money and is wholly paid for by our giving.

Gift Aid

If you pay either UK Income or Capital Gains Tax you can make your donation go even further. We can claim 25p for every £1 you donate, at no extra cost to you. If you pay tax at a higher rate than the basic tax rate, then you can claim further tax relief for yourself from HMRC.  All you need to do is download the Gift Aid Form below, fill it in and bring it with you to church.


Have you thought of leaving a gift to St James the Great Church, Bierton in your will?

If you are drawing up or amending a will, you may want to consider leaving a sum of money to our Parish. Over the years many people have given generous legacies to our parish and this continues to be an important source of funding, which has benefited our ministry and outreach in many ways. Any bequests made to us will be entirely free from any UK Inheritance Tax liability. For more information there is a useful website