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.
Children and Charity
During Junior Church, the children contribute to their collection. This goes towards their own choice of charity, currently gifts of farm animals through Christian Aid.
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.
Giving To The Church
We receive an annual grant from the Luxembourg Government which at the moment covers the salaries of our Chaplain and Lay Assistant. 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.
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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.
Weekly envelopes (fill at home then put in the collection)
Offertory (cash collections) during services
Contributions are always appreciated, there is a box at the back of the church for your donations
CAUSES WE SUPPORT
Since 1971, the Maison de la Porte Ouverte Foundation has been serving people in distress and offers protection, support and social, psychological, legal and educational assistance.
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.
ACATLuxembourg (Action by Christians for the Abolition of Torture)
An ecumenical association founded in France in 1974, ACAT has existed in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg since 1985. It is a non-governmental organization, independent of churches and political parties.
COPE (Co-operative Orthotic and Prosthetic Enterprise) – Laos
Provides prosthetic, orthotic and rehabilitation services to people who lost limbs during the Vietnam war.
World Vision – Romania
Helps children from poor and vulnerable families and supports single mothers who are at risk of abandoning their children.