All donations are very gratefully received. 

Please only donate via the Collection Box for donations less than £30

For donations of £30 and above please only use Standing Order, PayPal and Bank Transfer.

Please see below for details of all methods, as well as making declarations to include Gift Aid with your donation. 

Collection box, up to £30.

A new Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme for charities allows the treasurer to add an extra 25% from the government to money placed into the collection box that is passed around the congregation. This scheme applies even if the donor does not pay UK tax. 

Terms and conditions of the scheme:

More than £30

If you wish to donate more than £30 then please set up a Standing Order for regular monthly giving in conjunction with filling out a Gift Aid form to reclaim the extra 25% from the government (see the links below). In this case you need to be a UK tax payer to qualify for the Gift Aid scheme.

Gift Aid

The Gift Aid form can be used by the treasurer of the parish to claim back income tax that you will have paid on your donation by Standing Order. It allows the treasurer to make a claim once a year to recover tax paid. There is no additional cost to you. Please ensure that you are paying sufficient tax to cover the amount to be reclaimed each year. Read all the notes at the bottom of the form and tick the appropriate boxes as you complete the form. If in doubt email the treasurer Simon Connell ( The completed form can be handed to the treasurer or posted to Simon Connell at Father Raphael's address (shown at the top of the form). Do not hand this form to your bank (see gift aid declaration form below).

Standing Orders

Using the standing order form you can set up a regular (monthly) donation to St. Ephraim the Syrian's church funds from your bank. Please print it, complete it and post/hand it to your bank. 


You can also donate using our PayPal button. We can recover Gift Aid for these donations as long as you complete the Gift Aid form. 


Bank transfer

The details of our parish bank account for direct BACS transfers: 

Account name: Orthodox Parish of St Ephraim Cambridge 

Sort code: 20-17-19 

Account number: 90690740