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Mission and Finance

Christ Church Duns's finances are governed by the Charity Act (Scotland). In common with all other congregations within the Scottish Episcopal Church, it is expected to be financially self-supporting and is totally dependent on raising its own funds; it receives no grants from outside bodies. The annual financial turnover is raised by direct giving from the members, donations and fund-raising activities such as coffee mornings.

Vestry is aware of its financial responsibilities as part of the Church’s Mission. The church does not set out to generate large surpluses or to hold excessive balances but it supports 50% of the costs of maintaining a full-time Priest-in-Charge, provides a ministry of care to the congregation and meets its obligations to the Diocese.

The accounts are audited on an annual basis. Income and expenditure graphs are given on The Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) website.

Registered Charity SCO09385

Christ Church Duns - every donation counts

Donating through our JustGiving page will enable us to claim Gift Aid on all your donations. Use this secure site to make a one-off donation or to set up a regular monthly payment. Your gift will remain anonymous if you so wish.

A one-off donation of:

  • £15 - helps to maintain the church for one hour
  • £36 - covers our contribution to Berwickshire Group of Churches for one day
  • £60 - pays our Diocesan quota for one week

A monthly contribution of:

  • £20 can provide vital support to our Mission partners
  • £30 keeps our church clean or the organ well tuned
  • £60 sends our newsletter to 100 households

We are so grateful to all those who contribute to Christ Church and thank you warmly for your donation. If you would like your gift to be used for a specific purpose, please include this as a comment.  If you would like to set up a regular standing order direct from your bank account to ours, please download and complete this Bank Standing Order Mandate. Standing orders from your bank account remain, for us, the preferred way of regular giving and really help with our budgeting. These can be set up to make monthly, quarterly or yearly payments, which continue until further notice by you to your bank.

Shopping online with Amazon

When you shop online with Amazon, please use the https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/SC009385 link - Amazon donates a small amount to your selected charity.

Other online shopping with Easyfundraising

Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising free donations for Christ Church Duns with easyfundraising?
Many retailers will donate a small percentage of your purchase price to charity. There are over 4,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation – including eBay, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com and M&S – and it won’t cost you a penny extra to help us raise funds.

Thank you for your support.

1. Go to https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/ccduns/ and join for free.

2. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping.

3. After you’ve checked out, the retailer will make a donation to Christ Church at no extra cost to you whatsoever!
 
There are no catches or hidden charges!

Leaving a Legacy in your Will to the Church

For information about leaving a legacy to Christ Church in your Will, please download our information leaflet. Please note that our Scottish Charity Number is SCO09385. For further information the Scottish Episcopal Church has published a useful leaflet on their website: Leaving a legacy to the church.  

We do keep our financial and church membership records on a computer database, and in line with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1988 and recent GDPR legislation, you are entitled to details of personal information stored upon request.

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