Financial giving: Your commitment

Digital Giving Survey
As you will have seen in the financial report presented at the ACM our income falls short of that needed to fund the running of our Chaplaincy with a full-time Chaplain. We are looking at ways to make giving easier for people and increase the planned nature of giving. To help with this please answer the following questions:

St. Catherine’s does not receive money from the German state* or the Church of England. The cost of the Chaplain, the Anglican Centre, all our activities and outreach missions … are supported entirely by voluntary contributions from members, friends and those who wish to support God’s work in this small corner of Stuttgart.
Would you like to help St. Catherine’s in this way?
Planned Giving, as an expression of our discipleship, how do we relate our financial wealth to our faith? It also helps us draw up our budget. You can download a form here.
If you wish to receive a donations certificate for German tax purposes please e-mail the Finance Team with your contact details.
Details of how to give by bank transfer / PayPal

Financial giving: Our commitment

It is important to state a number of things:
– St Catherine’s in turn is generous regardless of what is affordable. A church cannot ask its members to be generous without being good models of generosity in practice.
– St Catherine’s uses donations responsibly. There are clear structures in place that make accounting transparent, the most obvious being the reviewing of the Annual Accounts. Less obvious is the work that goes into making and holding to a Budget.
Once again if we are encouraging you towards Planned Giving, then we also need to plan well and sustainably.
– St Catherine’s gives annually to a local charity in ecumenical partnership with the Old Catholics – see details here for Café Strichpunkt. At harvest and other times of year there are collections for the local Tafel (food bank).
An annual donation also goes to a charity further afield where the needs are of a different dimension altogether.
On 5th Sunday in the month the collection goes to Rettet die Katharinenkirche (fabric fund)
There are also one off appeals that come in from the Diocese or even individuals.

In 2023 we made donations to:

These funds ‘to give away’ are raised in a variety of ways:

  • the annual ‘Lessons and Carols’ event in December
  • the annual Book Sale usually held in May
  • one-off collections and donations which are marked for this purpose – these can come in year round

Thank you if you were part of this giving.

*As we are not recognised as an official Kirche, many years ago the church council constituted a Verein, the Friends of the English Church e.V., to be the legal entity which represents St. Catherine’s and ensures its charitable status in Germany.

If you have any further questions, please ask the Finance Team –

Ideas for legacy or patronage giving can be found here.