Giving... resource Wells Vineyard to extend Gods Kingdom and see lives transformed

How Wells Vineyard church is funded

As a charity, Wells Vineyard is funded entirely by donations from a growing group of people who are excited by the vision and want to help make it a reality.

But for many donors, it's more than that - there's this deep passion that everything they have is entrusted to them and provided for them by God. So for many people, giving a portion of what he has given them for the purpose of the church is an act of trust and recognition that God is the source of all wealth and opportunities that bring that wealth.

Historically, people in the Bible would use a tenth (where we get the word tithe from) of their annual income as a starting point for their regular giving, but would often add to that with one-off donations for specific purposes. We know that communities where this happened were able to function effectively and it seems that the same is true of churches today.

Gift Aid your donation to Wells Vineyard Church

If you are a UK Taxpayer you can add to your donation by completing a Gift Aid Declaration form (to download click here) or pick up a copy on any Sunday Gathering. This enables Wells Vineyard to claim back the tax that you have paid on your donation from HMRC (Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs). This equates to 25 pence in every pound that you donate! There is no cost to you.

Charity Accounting and Governance

As a registered Charity and Limited Company, Wells Vineyard has a board of trustees who bring legal, financial and business management experience into the heart of the charity's organisation. The current board consists of Don Hart, Stephanie Shortland, Tony Allen, Keith Orchard and Lynne Hart. Annual Accounts are available from Companies House.

Data Protection at Wells Vineyard church

Rest assured that if you give Wells Vineyard any data about yourself or your family, it will be treated strictly in accordance with the terms of the Data Protection Act 1998. This means that confidentiality will be protected and that appropriate security measures are taken to prevent unauthorised disclosure.

Methods of donating money to Wells Vineyard

Donate direct from your bank account

You can also set up a regular donation or make a one-off donation direct from your bank account to the Wells Vineyard bank account using the details below. You can Gift Aid your donation by downloading and returning this form to the address below.

Account Name: Wells Vineyard Christian Fellowship,
Sort Code: 40-46-06
Account Number: 31387170
Bank: HSBC, 1, Market Place, Wells BA5 2RN

Donate by post

You can post cheques payable to "Wells Vineyard Church" to: The Vineyard Centre, 97, Burcott Rd, Wells BA5 2EF

Again, you can Gift Aid your donation by downloading and returning this form to the address above. You can also download and print the same form to complete in order to instruct your bank to set up a standing order (click here). Post that form to the above address and Wells Vineyard accounts team will process that form for you, or alternatively you can post the form directly to your own bank.

Donate with cash and cheques at a weekend service

At every weekend service there is an opportunity to donate cash or cheques. Cash and cheques can also be Gift Aided by downloading and completing this form.

Donate by text

If you have a mobile phone, you can donate money to Wells Vineyard with a simple text service, which is free to you, free to Wells and provided by Vodafone. You do not need to have a Vodafone contract to use the service, it is free on all networks. You can donate the following amounts: £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 using this service. It's simple - just text WVIN12 £amount to 70070. So say you want to donate £25, you need to text "WVIN12 £10" twice and "WVIN12 £5" once.

You will receive a text message receipt and if you are using a smartphone you can add Gift Aid to your donation there and then. Unfortunately, the Wells Accounts team will not be able to acknowledge these donations as we do not receive information from Vodafone about the donor, unless you request them to do so.