How we give

Giving Donations/Offerings

To give your donations/offerings online, use the buttons below.

To give your donations/offerings using bank transfer please see details below. It is very important that the payment reference is used, as provided.

UK payment

Account Name: Croydon SDA Church

Sort Code: 401841

Account number: 62876647

Reference: Use your initials and the word ‘offering’ or ‘donation’

Bank Name: HSBC

International Payment

Account Name: Croydon SDA Church

IBAN: GB73HBUK40184162876647

BIC/Swiftcode: HBUKGB4103W

Reference: Use your initials and the word ‘offering’ or ‘donation’

Bank Name: HSBC

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Returning Tithes

There are several ways to return your tithes:

  • Paypal or card – visit the South England Conference’s donation page on their website – just select Croydon from the list of churches. You can make one time or recurring donations.

  • 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

  • Bank Transfer (Standing Order forms can be found below)
    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.
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A lifestyle of giving

It is through our giving where the greatest blessings and provision can be seen.

We give not because we have to, but because God first gave to us, and we do so with a joyful heart and generous spirit. Doing so ends up benefitting us far more than it costs us.  Charitable giving is a powerful principle of God, designed to be a blessing both to the giver and the recipient of the gift. It is the natural action of a generous heart that desires to express the love of God within it.

Everything comes from God – the source and creator of all. Because God is generous, we believe we are also called to be generous with our lives and resources…and this includes our finances. God has entrusted us to respond wisely and faithfully in order to help our church and communities to become places of hope, restoration and life.


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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 income) and give regular offerings. The collection of offering and tithes takes place during the main worship service.

We give our tithe because we are in a relationship with Jesus Christ. It is holy, belonging to God. It is returned to Him through the church (Malachi 3:6-18). Tithes support those in ministry for Christ in our region (1 Corinthians 9:13, 14) and the worldwide mission of the church. (Matthew 24:13, 28:19 and Revelation 14:6)

We give offerings because they are love gifts in addition to tithes, expressing our gratitude for what Christ has provided. Tithes are set by God but offerings are set by the believer. These gifts support a specific department or ministry within our church, and world mission projects.


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Members who are tax payers are encouraged to participate in the Gift Aid programme in order to maixmise the monies 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.