Giving

Holy Island Ministry Area (Bro Cybi)

We need to increase our regular giving at all of our Churches. We thought it would be useful to put together this explanation of the different ways available to pay for our Christian worship.

New Ways of Giving

Gone are the days when the only way of giving is by putting money on the plate on Sunday. If you are donating via direct debit (GIFT DIRECT) and would prefer to still put something on the plate we can provide tokens.  Please ask your wardens.

Gift Aid

To qualify you must pay an amount of Income Tax and or /Capital Gains Tax for each year (6 April to 5 April) that is at least equal to the amount of tax that all charities (including churches) and Community Amateur Sports Clubs you donate to will reclaim on your gifts for that tax year. Other taxes such as VAT and Council tax do not qualify. You can download a Gift Aid Form here:

We can currently reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 you give

That has to be good news – but we can only do it if you sign a form available from the Gift Aid Secretary. It will cost you nothing, but for our Ministry Area it will mean a great deal. You will be provided with a set of 52 envelopes into which a weekly offering can be placed and then put into the collection plate at Church services.
If you wish to take part in this scheme, please complete a Gift Aid form available from our Gift Direct Secretary:

Gift Direct Secretary:
Mrs Audrey Hughes, 2 Pentre Felin, Holyhead, Anglesey, LL65 1LY Tel 01407 763134

Gift Direct

Alternatively, in the Church in Wales, it is possible to sign up for the Give Direct. Gift Direct enables Church in Wales members to make regular donations to the church of their choice via direct debit. The facility is administered from Cardiff and is a free service to churches. Cardiff pays into the specified Church account the amount received each month, together with an amount re-claimed from the Inland Revenue.  Please note:  You do not have to pay tax to be able to donate viaGift Direct – there is a tick box on the form.

There are booklets available at the back of all of our Churches for anyone who wishes to give on a regular basis in this way. Or please contact one of the Church Wardens in your own church for further information.

Occasional Donations

We have envelopes available for visitors who wish to make occasional donations. Your name, address and postcode, date and a signature are necessary for us to be able to claim the tax back from the Inland Revenue for these donations. Cheques for the Ministry Area should be made payable to Holyhead PCC and should be sent to our Vicar Rev Dr Kevin Ellis, The Vicarage, Trearddur House Mews, Trearddur Bay, Holyhead, LL65 2UD. Or if you wish to make a donation to one of our Churches you should make the cheque payable to the individual church and send to our Vicar, Kevin Ellis, at the address above.

Parish Finances

The Bishops Ministry Fund (new name for the old ‘quota’) pays for the clergy and all the associated costs of running the parish. Each Church is now responsible for their own costs, as well as their contribution to the Bishops Ministry Fund.

Further Information

If you require further information about any of the above, please contact your Church Wardens, who will be happy to help you.