Why Should we Give?

God has set an amazing example of generosity to us by sending His Son to die for us.  (John 3 v 16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son…”)   Throughout scripture we see God's generous nature - He loves to bless and reward His children.

We believe that everything we have belongs to God (Psalm 24 v 1 “The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it.”) .  Everything we have has been entrusted to us to be managed according to His principles. How we do this reveals the attitudes of our heart. (Matthew 6 v 21 “Where your treasure is, there your heart is also.”)

Regular giving (tithing) allows us the opportunity to put God first financially, giving back to Him that which He has entrusted to us, and our offerings, which are over and above our regular giving, should come from a grateful heart in thanksgiving and worship.

All donations received are used for the running costs of the church, youth and children's work, salaries, administration and the vital works in our community and as well as supporting missions overseas.

We really appreciate everyone who gives to the work of the church.

So How Can You Be A Generous Giver?

There are a number of ways you can give generously to the work of Bicester Elim Church.  There are a number of options below, choose whichever way is easiest for you to do on a regular and committed basis.

Whichever way you choose to give, if you are a UK tax payer you can also complete a Gift Aid form - see the link below.  This means, providing we can identify you as the giver, we can claim tax back from HMRC that you paid on all the donations you make (if necessary this can also be backdated by up to four years).

Using the form at the end of this page you can submit a Gift Aid form entirely online and then setup your donation method.

If you have any questions at all do email and ask them.

Standing order

Setting up a Standing Order to the church bank account on a monthly basis is what many people find simplest. ​

This is also one of the most cost effective ways to donate alongside an ongoing gift aid declaration.

Manual Bank Transfer

Login to your online banking and make a bank transfer - our bank details are:

Account Name: EFGA (RE BICESTER)

Account Number:   18526209

Sort Code:  60 05 16

Bank: National Westminster

As a reference put in the word GIFT followed by a slash and your initial and surname.  eg. GIFT/FBloggs


We take up an offering during our weekly services.  You can give by cash or by cheque.

​These donations can also be gift aided if you have completed a Gift Aid Form and place them in an envelope with your name, date and any additional reference on it given to you by the church finance officer.

Gift Aid


Elim Gift Aid Declaration Form

Charity Number 251549 (England and Wales) and SC037754 (Scotland); Elim Foursquare Gospel Alliance, Elim International Centre, De Walden Road, Malvern, WR14 4DF​

Complete the online gift aid form here and it will be sent to the church email address and to Elim centrally for processing.  You can also backdate your gift aid declaration so that historical gifts you have made can also have tax reclaimed by the church.  The church will need to be able to prove that you donated, so these historical claims would generally need to have been electronic payments showing on the church bank statements.

Thank you in advance for signing up to gift aid.

Thank you for your Generous Giving

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