Our church - H Εκκλησία μας- Biserica noastră

OUR CHURCH

 Our church depends on you, our members. The Orthodox Church in the UK is not supported directly by the UK government or the govermnets of Greece and Cyprus. Nor is there any central church fund. Our Churches here are financially independent and self-funded by the community that they serve. So, in this church, all the costs of running and maintenance are met entirely by contributions from the people who attend.

 

The Gift Aid scheme

If you work in the UK and pay tax, the church, as a registered charity, can claim back 25% (the Standard Rate of Tax + 5%) from the government for any contribution you make through the Gift Aid scheme (as long as your contributions for the year do not exceed the tax you pay in the year). So at no extra cost to you, your donation is increased to us by 25%.   For example, if you give a £10 Gift Aid donation to the church, the church claims back the 25% tax and increases your donation to £12.50. Fill in a Gift Aid Form and be sure to write your full address & Post Code and sign and date it.

 

Standing Orders

Standing orders are particularly helpful, as they provide the parish with a predictable, steady income, which helps us to plan more effectively. If you are able to make regular monthly payments, then complete a Standing Order form and give it to your bank.

 

Membership

All baptised members of the Orthodox Church are entitled to become members of the parish. Please complete the membership form. There is a nominal fee of £6.00, per year, which can be paid by gift aid. This needs to be renewed each year in June, the start of the Church year. As a member, you can participate fully in the development of the parish, and we can communicate with you more easily.


Η ΕΚΚΛΗΣΙΑ ΜΑΣ

 Η εκκλησία μας εξαρτάται από εσάς, τα μέλη μας. Η Ορθόδοξη Εκκλησία στο Ηνωμένο Βασίλειο δεν υποστηρίζεται άμεσα από την κυβέρνηση του Ηνωμένου Βασιλείου, ούτε από τις κυβερνήσεις της Ελλάδας ή της Κύπρου. Επίσης δεν υπάρχει κεντρικό εκκλησιαστικό ταμείο. Οι εκκλησίες μας εδώ είναι οικονομικά ανεξάρτητες και αυτοχρηματοδοτούμενες από την κοινότητα που υπηρετούν. Έτσι, σε αυτή την εκκλησία, το σύνολο των εξόδων λειτουργίας και συντήρησης καλύπτονται εξ ολοκλήρου από τις συνεισφορές των ανθρώπων που παρευρίσκονται στις ακολουθίες.

 

Το σύστημα Επιστροφής Φόρου (Gift Aid)

Εάν εργάζεστε στο Ηνωμένο Βασίλειο και πληρώνετε φόρο, η εκκλησία μας, ως ανεγνωρισμένο φιλανθρωπικό ίδρυμα, μπορεί να απαιτήσει από την κυβέρνηση 25% (τον κανονικό συντελεστή φόρου + 5%) για κάθε εισφορά που κάνετε μέσω του προγράμματος Επιστροφής Φόρου (Gift Aid) [όσο οι εισφορές για το έτος δεν υπερβαίνουν τον φόρο που πληρώνετε κατά τη διάρκεια του έτους]. Έτσι, χωρίς επιπλέον κόστος για εσάς, η δωρεά σας αυξάνεται κατά 25%.  Για παράδειγμα, αν δώσετε £10 δωρεά χαρακτηρισμένη ως Gift Aid στην εκκλησία, η εκκλησία απαιτεί το 25% του φόρου και αυξάνει τη δωρεά σας σε £12.50. Συμπληρώστε ένα έντυπο Gift Aid Form. Βεβαιωθείτε ότι έχετε γράψει τη διεύθυνση και τον ταχυδρομικό κώδικα και έχετε βάλει την υπογραφή σας και την ημερομηνία.

 

Πάγιες Εντολές μεταφοράς Σταθερού Ποσού (Standing Orders)

Οι Πάγιες Εντολές μεταφοράς Σταθερού Ποσού είναι ιδιαίτερα χρήσιμες, καθώς παρέχουν στην ενορία ένα προβλέψιμο, σταθερό εισόδημα, το οποίο μας βοηθά να σχεδιάζουμε πιο αποτελεσματικά. Εάν είστε σε θέση να κάνετε τακτικές μηνιαίες πληρωμές, συμπληρώστε ένα έντυπο Πάγιας Εντολής μεταφοράς Σταθερού Ποσού  (Standing Order) και δώστε το στην τράπεζά σας.

 

Ιδιότητα μέλους

Όλα τα βαπτισμένα μέλη της Ορθόδοξης Εκκλησίας δικαιούνται να γίνουν μέλη της ενορίας. Παρακαλώ συμπληρώστε το έντυπο εγγραφής. Υπάρχει μια συμβολική συνδρομή £6.00 ανά έτος, η οποία μπορεί να πληρωθεί με τη μορφή Gift Aid. Αυτό πρέπει να ανανεώνεται κάθε χρόνο τον Ιούνιο, που είναι ο τελευταίος μήνας του οικονομικού έτους της εκκλησίας μας. Ως μέλος, μπορείτε να συμμετάσχετε πλήρως στην ανάπτυξη της ενορίας και μπορούμε να επικοινωνήσουμε μαζί σας πιο εύκολα.


BISERICA NOASTRĂ

 Biserica noastră depinde de voi, membrii noștri. Biserica Ortodoxa în Regatul Unit nu este sprijinită de guvern și nici nu există fonduri centrale bisericești. Din punct de vedere financiar, biserica ortodoxă din Anglia este independentă și autofinanțată. Toate cheltuielile sunt responsabilitatea membrilor noștri.

 

Gift Aid

Dacă lucrați în Regatul Unit și plătiți impozit (TAX), biserica noastră pentru ca este înregistrată ca si Trust, poate să primească 25% din contribuția dumneavoastră pentru fiecare Gift Aid fără niciun cost pentru voi. De exemplu, dacă ați dat bisericii noastre £10.00, bifând GIFT AID, biserica poate să primească de la stat 25% din valoarea dată, astfel se mărește donația dumneavoastră la £12.50. Puneți darul vostru în plicul de Gift Aid și nu uitați să scrieți adresa, post cod-ul, data și semnătura dumneavoastră.

 

Standing Orders

Standing Order-ele sunt și ele de mare ajutor, pentru că furnizează parohiei o sursă de bani regulată și de încredere. Așa putem să facem planuri mai eficiente pe termen lung. Dacă puteți să plătiți ceva regulat în fiecare lună, completați formularul și duceți-l la Banca voastră.

 

Membru

Fiecare persoană botezată are dreptul să devină membru al parohiei noastre. Pentru aceasta vă rugăm să completați formularul de membru. Onorariul nominal este de £6.00 anual, cotizație pe care o puteți plăti bifând Gift Aid. Acesta se reînnoiește în fiecare an în luna septembrie, când începe anul noul bisericesc. Când sunteți membru, puteți să participați din plin în dezvoltarea bisericii voastre putând și noi să comunicăm mai ușor cu voi.

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