Giving

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Trinity Church Lyon is financially self-supporting. The chaplain’s stipend, the maintenance of the Vicarage, the rent payable for use of the chapel, and all the running expenses of the church are met out of church giving by the church members. For this reason members are encouraged to put their church giving on a regular basis, using either a bank standing order payment or monthly giving envelopes. There are tax advantages for those using one of these methods. Contrary to what some people would like to believe, there is no hidden subsidy from the Church of England!

Some American families choose to channel their giving through CAF. American families coming from a culture of church going as consumption are perhaps readier to give generously than some British families who come from a culture of church-going as obligation. There is no pressure to tithe. But we are aware of Paul’s teaching that thin sowing (Paul is talking about money) means thin reaping and that ‘God loves a cheerful giver’ (2 Corinthians 9: 6-7).

Donating to Solidarités Anglicanes

If you would like to help SA continue its support of people in our community and the charities, a suggested donation of 20 euros is appreciated. Or let us know if you would like to make a specific donation to an individual or to one of the charities. French cheques must be made out to Solidarités Anglicanes.

Direct transfer of funds from your bank account can be done using these bank account details:

Code banque – 30002
Code Guichet – 01084
Numéro de Compte – 0000098856M
Clé RIB – 60
Domiciliation – CL CALUIRE P. BRUNIER
Intitulé du Compte –
SOLIDARITES ANGICANE DE LYON
IBAN – : FR12 3000 2010 8400 0009 8856 M60
Code B.I.C – CRLYFRPP

Donating to the church

Donations to the church can be made using one of the following five methods:

Paypal

Just click on the button on the right to give via Paypal. You can use your Paypal account or pay by credit card.

Cheque

Cheques can be accepted from French or United Kingdom bank accounts. Cheques drawn on French accounts should be made payable to “Association de l’Eglise Anglicane à Lyon”.
Cheques drawn on United Kingdom accounts should be made payable to “Lyon Anglican Church”.

Virement / Standing Order

Direct transfer of funds from your bank account in France or the United Kingdom can be done using the bank account details below.

French Account:

Code banque – 30002
Code Guichet – 01000
Numéro de Compte – 0000909167S
Clé RIB – 02
Domiciliation – CL LYON
Intitulé du Compte –
Assoc. de l’Eglise Anglicane à Lyon,
38 chemin de Taffignon,
69110 Ste-Foy-lès-Lyon

UK Account:

Bank Sort Code – 20-12-21
Bank – Barclays Bank PLC
Account Number – 00478997
Account Name – Lyon Anglican Church

Credit / Debit Card

Donations on any Visa, MasterCard or American Express Card can be accepted via the Intercontinental Church Society in England. They will be debited in Pounds Sterling and, if applicable, converted to your card currency by the card plan.

Pledge

You may not be in a position to give as you wish just now, or you may want to spread your giving over a number of months. In either case, it would be very helpful to know the amount and the approximate date that you intend to give. Obviously you would not be obliged to fulfil your pledge as circumstances can change, but we would hope that such pledges would be honoured if at all possible

TAX BENEFITS

For taxpayers, all donations to the church are eligible to be declared on your tax return and bring substantial advantages.

Please  get in touch for further details concerning donations made from France and from the UK.

In the USA, normal tax benefits for charity donations can also be obtained by giving via CAF America. Cheques in US$ need to be sent to CAF America together with a form which is available for downloading. CAF America will send us a cheque in euros after deducting about 7% for currency conversion and other charges, and will send you the necessary certificate for your tax return.