Jesus said in Luke 6:38, “Give and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
Members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church return a faithful tithe (10% of their inome) and give regular offerings. We are also thankful for donations from our community and visitors.
Tithes are returned directly to our regional conference, the South England Conference. These are used to support the ministers and workers in our region's churches, schools, campsites and other ministries.
Our offerings, which we give in addition to the tithe, express our gratitude for what Christ has provided. These gifts support a specific department or ministry within our local church and general upkeep of the church. You may also direct your offering to specific causes such as World Mission, Adventist Radio, ADRA or our Church Building Restoration fund.
To learn more about Seventh-day Adventist principles on giving, please visit our Stewardship page.
How to Give
As our local church is currently closed due to the Covid-19 lockdown, we encourage you to give online or by post using the methods described below. Please contact us if you are struggling to give.
Offerings and Donations
You may give offerings and donations by bank transfer directly to our church account using the details below. Use the payment reference so we can know where to direct your payment. Please do not use this method to pay your tithes.
Account Name: Southampton SDA
Sort Code: 40-42-21
Account number: 80724963
Reference: Use the word ‘offering’ or ‘donation’ and add your initials
Bank Name: HSBC
Returning Tithes and Offerings through the South England Conference
There are several ways to return your tithes:
Telephone – Call the South England Conference office on 01923 232 728 (Option 4) and they can take your donation over the phone. The office opens between Monday to Thursday from 9:30am to 4:30pm.
Cheques – Post your cheque directly to the South England Conference at: SEC Treasury Department, South England Conference, 25 St Johns Road, Watford, WD17 1PZ
Account Name: South England Conference
Sort Code: 40-45-28
Account Number: 1101 4153
Text giving – Local offerings only. The text giving numbers are charged at your standard text messaging rate, and are therefore included in any inclusive text bundle that you may have with your network service provider. Learn more here.
Mobicash/mobile app – Available for returning tithes, offerings, or give donations to the SEC. Learn more here.
If you are a UK tax-payer, we encourage you to participate in the Gift Aid programme in order to maximise the donations given to the Church. For every £1 given by participating members, the government of the United Kingdom returns to the Church 25p. If you pay tax at the higher rate you can claim further tax relief in your Self-Assessment tax return.