The Larkbeare Christian Trust exists to provide financial support for gospel workers within churches which are seeking to proclaim faithfully the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, at present specifically St Leonard’s Church.

It was established in May 2015 with the full support of the Rector and PCC of St Leonard’s the idea behind it was to provide a means of financial giving which goes directly to the support of those workers.

What is the relationship between the Larkbeare Christian Trust and St Leonard’s Church?

Larkbeare Christian Trust is an independent charitable trust which has no formal connection with St Leonard’s Church. However, all of the Trust’s income is currently used to support the ministry of St Leonard’s.

Why should I give to the Larkbeare Trust rather than St Leonard’s PCC?

The PCC has a wide range of important financial responsibilities, including upkeep and running of the church buildings, insurance, administrative costs, and a large contribution towards the central Diocesan budget. Some donors, however, would like to give in a way that is directed specifically towards paying the costs of employing local gospel workers.

The Larkbeare Christian Trust provides a vehicle for such giving: all donation income of the trust is given as grants to St Leonard’s PCC for the purpose of employing staff, for example Ministry Assistants, the Youth Minister, the Women’s Minister, the Church Manager and other administrative staff in the Church Office. The Trustees do not in any way wish to encourage a reduction in giving to the PCC.

Who are the Trustees?

At present there are seven Trustees, all of whom are committed members of St Leonard’s Church: Kate Boddington, Simon Brown, Ann Fishlock, Freddie Hawkins, Chris Keane, George Meredith (Chairman) and Nigel Warren (Treasurer).

Does the Trust have any administrative overheads?

The overheads of the Trust are extremely small, and so very nearly 100% of donation income is used directly to support Christian workers.

Whom can I contact to find out more?

Please contact the Treasurer at treasurer@larkbeare.org.uk or via the postal address on the back page.

Form 1 of 2 – Larkbeare Christian Trust Giving Form

Larkbeare Christian Trust (a CIO) Registered charity number 1161666

Please fill out the Giving Form below

Please tick one of the following boxes:
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Bank transfer:
Larkbeare Christian Trust CAF Cash Bank account:
Account number: 00027626
Sort Code: 40-52-40
NB: On your transfer, please quote as your reference your initials, post code and house number to help us to identify the donation on our bank statement.
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Regular donation:
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Please pay to CAF Bank Ltd, 25 Kings Hill Avenue, West Malling, Kent, ME19 4JQ for the credit of Larkbeare Christian Trust (Account number: 00027626 Sort Code: 40-52-40) the sum of...
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Address any postal correspondence to Nigel Warren, Treasurer, 4 Barton Close, Exton, Exeter, Devon, EX3 0PE.

If you are a UK taxpayer and eligible to do so, please also remember to complete the Gift Aid declaration.

Form 2 of 2 – Larkbeare Christian Trust Gift Aid Form

Larkbeare Christian Trust (a CIO) Registered charity number 1161666

Please fill out the Gift Aid Declaration below (if you are a UK taxpayer and eligible to do so)

Gift Aid is reclaimed by the charity from the tax you pay for the current tax year. The charity reclaims 25p of Gift Aid for every £1 you donate. Your address is needed to identify you as a current UK taxpayer.
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In order to Gift Aid your donation please tick the box below:
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Please notify Larkbeare Christian Trust (details below) if you:

  • want to cancel this declaration
  • change your name or home address or contact details
  • no longer pay sufficient tax on your income and/or capital gains

If you pay Income Tax at a higher or additional rate and want to receive the additional tax relief due to you, you must include all your Gift Aid donations on your Self Assessment tax return or ask HM Revenue and Customs to adjust your tax code.

Address any postal correspondence to Nigel Warren, Treasurer, 4 Barton Close, Exton, Exeter, Devon, EX3 0PE.

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