Bro Celynnin is a registered charity (number 1185028) and a parish of the Church in Wales. Our congregations work together to support the whole population and life of the communities we serve, share the Good News of Jesus Christ, bring people together in positive social action and maintain a priceless cultural heritage: five Medieval Church buildings and seven churchyards. We are also actively involved in the work of two Anglican Primary Schools, provide a church hall venue and are engaged in a wide range of programmes both online and on the ground.
All of this positive charitable activity is entirely self-funded, largely by the committed donations of our supporters. We would love you to help – and anything you give will make a real difference both now and in the future.
Please consider making a financial contribution in one of the ways listed below.
Do contact Mike Young, Bro Celynnin Treasurer here with any questions (or to request a copy of our accounts). Mike is also be very happy to post out paper forms to anyone who cannot access them online.
Every donation and all personal details will be treated confidentially.
Gift Direct is a simple to use Church in Wales giving system which allows anyone to contribute to a parish they care about. No overheads are charged so every penny you give arrives in our local bank account each month, allowing us to plan our budget with confidence. In particular, Gift Direct is the primary income for our largest annual commitment, the Bishop’s Ministry Fund. This is the way local ministry is funded for all the communities of Bangor Diocese (Conwy, Gwynedd & Anglesey). In 2021 Bro Celynnin’s contribution will be nearly £80,000.
You do not have to be a tax payer but those who are able and choose to can Gift Aid selecting that option, adding an additional 25% to their donation from the HMRC at no personal cost. Similarly there is an option to automatically increase your regular donation by the rate of inflation each April. You can cancel or amend your donation at any time; you always remain in control.
[In the ‘Beneficiary’ drop down menu, please choose Bro Celynnin]
You do not need to be a tax payer or have access to a computer in order to give by Gift Direct.
Make a one-off donation
You may wish to give after enjoying a visit to one of our church buildings or events, having appreciated the ministry of Bro Celynnin, to share a windfall, respond to need or as a thanksgiving for good news.
Please get in touch to let us know about your donation. It allows us to thank you and to make sure we use that gift for a particular purpose if that is what you have in mind. Note also that Gift Direct and CAF declarations do not cover donations made by other means so we would need to send you a gift aid form in order for your one off gift (and any future donations like it) to qualify.
We will never tell others about your donation without consent – and we promise not to badger you for more!
The simplest way to make a one-off or occasional donation is by BACS (electronic bank transfer) to ‘Bro Celynnin Ministry Area’, using Sort Code 53-70-33, Account Number 76699854 – giving your full name as the reference.
Alternatively you can make a donation via the Charities Aid Foundation. [enter our charity number 1185028 in the search box].
Please note that BACS is free but CAF deduct a 4% charge from each donation.
Leave a Legacy
Making a will may seem daunting, but it is a positive opportunity to do lasting good, which will be warmly appreciated by those you leave behind. It is a welcome means of showing generosity to people and institutions we love, and those who have loved and nurtured us over the course of our lives.
Everyone naturally wants to provide for their families and friends, but there are tax advantages in making bequests to charities, including the Church. Legally, there is no requirement to pay inheritance tax on Legacy Giving, and the law currently provides a significant reduction of 4% in the rate of inheritance tax paid when 10% of an estate is left to charities.
Legacy Giving means you can support this Ministry Area. You may wish to support something specific, such as our mission or social justice work in the community, the fabric of one of the buildings, or even our music. All your gifts play a vital role in securing the future of this Ministry and even a small percentage of an estate can have a transformative effect.
Having provided for your family, leaving a bequest to the Church is a natural step in the sequence of planned giving that you may already be involved in; you can continue your giving by remembering our Ministry Area, or one of our ancient churches in your will. By making such a gift, you help build God’s kingdom and ensure a spiritual heritage for our future generations. This legacy enables you to express your lasting love, goodwill and generosity.
Our churches are thankful to those who have gone before us. Generous legacies have funded Church ministry for many centuries, the fruits of which we continue to enjoy today. The generosity of past benefactors is remembered with warmth and gratitude, long after they have departed. Their names are inscribed in our archives, and many on the walls of our churches. Please help us to maintain this great tradition.
Wording for Wills
You can make your will using the services of a solicitor. The recommended wording for Legacy Giving is:
‘I leave to the vicar and churchwardens for the time being of the parish of Bro Celynnin in the diocese of Bangor …..% of my residuary estate OR the sum of £….. free of all taxes for the general purposes of the parish and I declare that the receipt of the parish treasurer, or other authorised officer of the parish for the time being, shall be a good and sufficient discharge to my executors’.
To explore leaving a legacy, or discuss your specific wishes in confidence, please do get in touch.
Any bequests you make with the suggested wording above will be used to further the mission and charitable purposes of our whole parish, Bro Celynnin, for future generations of all the congregations and communities we serve. You may instead prefer to be more specific, for example only one of our church buildings or one particular aspect of ministry, like youth work. We will of course honour your wishes and be very grateful for the gift. However do bear in mind the danger that such stipulations can prevent money being used where it is most needed (e.g. a bequest ‘for roof repairs in St X’ received just after the work was completed might sit unused for another 80 years because it can’t legally be spent anywhere else).