Giving by our Church
Supporting local and Global projects
It is our policy to give at least 10 % of our Church income excluding the Government grant to charity each year, including the entire proceeds of our charity fundraising events throughout the year, in addition to occasional special appeals for particular causes. If you would like to nominate a charity, please speak to or email the Convener of the Charities Committee.
Bishop’s Lent and Advent Appeals
We support the Bishop’s annual Lent and Advent Appeals with special collections in church. During Advent and Lent, details of the Bishop’s Appeal will be posted on the noticeboard outside of the church and on the website.
ACAT – Action des Chrétiens pour l’Abolition de la Torture
ACAT in Luxembourg proposes:
• A monthly appeal to state authorities to end torture situations.
• When necessary, an urgent appeal on behalf of victims of injustice in imminent danger of torture or unlawful killing.
FMPO – Foundation Maison de la Porte Ouverte. Throughout the year we give in kind collections through our Harvest Thanksgiving, The Joy in a Box campaign at Christmas time and for the Luxembourg Mother’s Day, a collection for the mothers and young girls.
Giving To The Church
We receive an annual grant from the Luxembourg Government which at the moment covers the salaries of our clergy. All the other expenses of running our church here in Luxembourg are supported entirely by the generosity of the congregation. Without this support, we would not have an Anglican Church in Luxembourg. Proceeds from fundraising events such as the Arts Festival and Summer Fun Day do not go to church funds but to charitable causes.
Church running expenses include items such as pay for the office staff and Music Director, rent for the Konvikt Chapel and Salle Maria Rheinsheim, contributions to the Diocese and Church of England, office rent, and general admin expenses. They amount to roughly €120,000 a year, or an average of €10,000 a month to be collected in one way or another from the congregation. That works out at an average of €50 a month for each of the 200 adults who are currently coming to church. Some people can afford more, which compensates for those who can afford less.
Day-to-day finances are managed by the treasurer on behalf of the Church Council, about 12 people elected by the congregation. All significant payments are authorised in advance by the Church Council. Annual Accounts are prepared and audited.
Use the QR code below to make payment from your mobile phone
Give By Bank Transfer
Bank account with Spuerkeess/BCEE
Anglican Church of Luxembourg
IBAN: LU63 0019 6955 9980 7000
The choice of method and amount is entirely yours, although, particularly if you cannot be in church very often, a bank standing order is the easiest way to pay your share.
Using the Payconiq QR code with your phone
Offertory (cash collections) during services
CAUSES WE SUPPORT
A Community Conservation program called “Mazingila” which means environment in Sawhili. The objective is the “Protection of biodiversity through the social and economic development of the communities around the Kahuzi-Biega National Park”
Stëmm vun der Strooss – Luxembourg
Supports the homeless and less fortunate, for instance by providing accommodation, serving meals, distributing foodstuffs and helping to obtain places in training centres.
Responding to the plight of Romanian children in orphanages to decrease the number of children living in institutions.
Greyton Genadendal Education Trust – South Africa
Naledi – South Africa
Helps poor and needy children in the townships of South Africa with the aim of breaking the circle of poverty, criminality and AIDS.
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