Everything we do as a church depends on the generosity of our members, in turning up to help out in practical ways, but also in the financial generosity that enables us to staff and equip our ministries week by week.

If you would like to partner with us financially, use one of the methods described below to set up or adjust your giving to the church.

Thank you for partnering with your church family in this way.

How to Give

Bank Transfer: Regular (Standing Order) and One-Off

A regular bank transfer by Standing Order is the simplest and most cost-effective way to give to St James over time. One-off payments are also very convenient using bank transfer. If your donation is eligible for Gift Aid, that will substantially increase its value to the church.

If you’d like to give this way, please set the payment up directly with your bank, to the following account:

        Account Name: St James Muswell Hill PCC
        Account Number: 00724521
        Sort Code: 40-04-37
        Bank Name: HSBC
        Reference: {Initial and Surname/St James}

Please then let us know about it by downloading the Standing Order - Gift Aid Declaration and completing it as appropriate. Drop the form into church, either by hand or post to: Accounts Department, St James Church, St James Lane, London N10 3DB.

Cash or Cheque

Cheques (made payable to St James Church) or cash gifts can be sent to to the Accounts Department at the address above.

Now that the church is hosting physical services again, cash and cheques can be dropped off after a service as you leave church (any cash gifts over £20 should be put in a gift aid envelope). Our welcome team will be happy to help you with this on the day.

Payroll Giving

Some employers will match your giving to charities. Give as You Earn is often administered by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF). St James CAF reference number is 81000202591.

Text Giving

To give by text message (SMS) send a text to 70085 containing the following message:


where ‘X’ is the amount you’d like to give (between £1 and £20). For example, to give £5, text 70085 with the message ‘STJAMESN103DB £5’. You will be charged your normal SMS rate plus the amount you donate. The church will receive the donation amount less a small transaction fee for each payment.

Card Payments

Card payments can be made at st-james.org.uk/card-donation.  There’s a transaction fee for each payment, though we can also claim Gift Aid on the donation.

If you would like help with any of these options, or if you have any questions about giving, please email the Accounts Department at accounts@st-james.org.uk.

How your Gift will be Used

As well as funding most of the work that St James engages in directly, we want to be a generous church and have therefore pledged to give away 10% of whatever giving we receive to World Mission.

Every effort is made to ensure that money given to St James is used responsibly and wisely. As a Registered Charity, we are governed by charity law. Our Trustees, the Church Council, receive regular accounts and ensure money is used for the purpose for which it was given. Our annual accounts are independently audited, and copies are available if you’d like to see them.