About the Trust
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 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?
The Larkbeare Christian Trust is an independent charitable trust which has no formal connection with St Leonard’s Church. The Trust’s income is currently used
solely to support the ministry of St Leonard’s and the Trustees expect this to
continue for the foreseeable future.
Why should I give to the Larkbeare Christian 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, administrative costs, and a large contribution towards the central Diocesan budget. Some donors, however, would like to give in a way which 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 Associate Minister for Children and Families, the Youth Minister, the Associate Minister for Women, the Church Manager and other Church Office staff. 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 five Trustees, all of whom are committed members of St Leonard’s Church: Kate Boddington, Simon Brown, Chris Keane (Chairman), George Meredith 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 the ministry of Christian workers.
How do I give to Larkbeare Christian Trust?
If you wish to make a ‘one off’ gift or to make arrangements with your bank to give regularly to the Trust, our bank details are CAF Bank, Acc name: Larkbeare Christian Trust, Acc. number: 00027626, Sort Code: 40-52-40. Cheques should be made payable to ‘Larkbeare Christian Trust’ and forwarded to the Treasurer at the address shown below. If you are eligible, please complete the Gift Aid form below.
Whom can I contact to find out more?
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)
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.