Financial Support: supporting our mission and ministry

Our chaplaincy is self-supporting and we are truly grateful to everyone who supports it in any way – by prayer, by giving time and also through financial support. This could be either a regular transfer (standing order) or an annual donation. It is possible to use MB machines if you prefer not to do this online.

1 Directly into our Portuguese account

IBAN: PT50 0269 0303 0020 0052 5757 1
NIB: 0269 0303 0020 0052 5757 1
BIC:  BKBKPTPL
Account Name: St James Anglican Church, Porto
Bankinter, Antunes Guimarães
Av. Dr. Antunes Guimarães 11
4100-078 Porto Portugal

2 Portuguese Tax Return

0.5% of your tax can be allocated to the church.
In table 11 of your Modelo 3 IRS declaration please add the church's tax number: 592008614; There is no extra cost to you.
Please note that the church receives a block amount from the IRS for all participating donors together, so your individual contribution is not revealed.
St James received 6,400 euros for the previous tax year through this scheme. Thank you to those who participated.

It is also possible to make a gift and claim back the tax you have paid on the sum. 
If you would like more information, please check these links:
For further help, please contact Angus McDougall +351 934 083 103 or email

3 Gift Aid if donating from the UK

The Gift Aid site explains how this works.
If you would like more information, please contact Angus McDougall +351 934 083 103 or email

4 Just Giving Web Site

JustGiving.com is a UK-based website used by charities to accept donations worldwide, with the option for UK taxpayers of adding Gift Aid.

The Diocese in Europe can receive single or monthly payments this way, using a debit or credit card or Paypal, and direct them to the chaplaincy you nominate. Donations are handled through the diocesan office in London. Please enter the end beneficiary in the "message" field as St James Anglican Church, Porto, to make sure the Diocese knows where to allocate the funds. You can choose the Gift Aid option to boost your donation by 25%.

donation entry screen shot

Payments through JustGiving are subject to a fee of around 2%. The Gift Aid part of your donation is subject to a small admin fee. A JustGiving gift of £100 plus Gift Aid is worth £121.65 to the Chaplaincy.

The JustGiving Diocese in Europe page is .

5 International Transfer

From outside the eurozone the most convenient transfer can be effected using a service like xe.com or wise. Once you have registered with them, transfers are reasonably priced and easy to action. Please use the church account IBAN as the recipient and in the reference field your name if you wish to be identified.

6 Legacy

Looking into the future, you may wish to leave money to St James' Church. Please let the treasurer know and consult your lawyer when making a will.