Supporting Carrubbers through Giving

Thank you for taking time to consider supporting the gospel ministry of Carrubbers among those working, studying and living in Edinburgh and serving around the world as missionaries. By doing so, you will be investing in the advance of the gospel across this great city, throughout the UK and internationally.

You can find out more about what we spend money on by visiting the "What we do" pages and the "Missions" pages of the Carrubbers website.

Supporting the vision

It is very clear from the Bible that God is passionate about how we handle all material resources that fall into our care. 16 out of the 38 parables that Jesus communicated were related to the subject of money and resources. During the book of Matthew there are 55 examples of Jesus talking about money and resources, 42 in Mark and 92 in Luke. Actually, this subject is mentioned more than heaven and hell.

The reason that it is such a clear point of focus, is because God understands our hearts and that this is an issue of the heart. Key principles are found in:

  • Luke 16 – that we are not the owners of any material possessions that fall into our care, we are the managers responsible for how they are deployed for the building of the kingdom
  • Matthew 6 – that in making choices about where to invest our resources, we should prioritise investing for eternity
  • 2 Corinthians 8&9 – We should give cheerfully, generously and sacrificially
  • 1 Corinthians 16:2 – We should all give, and in a systematic fashion
  • Matthew 19:29 – Our giving delivers incredible eternal returns!

God has provided us with amazing opportunities to serve

We believe that God has provided many open doors and opportunities for us to serve and grow together. Here are just some of the growing potential we see in our fellowship:

  • Responding to growing attendances at our Sunday services
  • Seizing the opportunities we have to engage our local community and give them a tangible link to our fellowship
  • Rejoicing at the progress in our church plant in Wallyford and strategically taking steps to plant further churches
  • Continuing to support and expand our engagement in world missions
  • Developing a flourishing children-youth-student work
  • Furthering our commitment to the training of future gospel workers through our apprenticeship program

Our ministry depends on your giving

We appreciate you taking the time to consider how you can support, or further support, the ministry of Carrubbers among those working, studying or living in Edinburgh, and serving as missionaries around the world. Our ministry is wholly dependent on the giving of those who worship here. Our expenditure is closely aligned with the opportunities that we believe God has given us.

We have recently communicated two areas of financial need that we have:

  • Regular giving – we currently have a £20,000 shortfall between the reality of our expenditure, and our annual income. We have supported this gap from our reserves over recent years, as we are aware that the fellowship is in a growth phase, however it would be good to balance our books again, as the reserves will shortly mainly be tied up between working capital, and emergency funds for building repairs and maintenance.
  • Our building requires significant upgrading, in order to meet the basic needs of our ministry, and to ensure we comply with all current legislation. Currently required work includes fire safety improvements, electrical rewiring, and also repairs to the roof. The current estimates for these repairs are £45,000.

Financially support Carrubbers


You can securely give online to the work of Carrubbers by making a donation through our "MyDonate" page. We don't get charged commission or a monthly fee (just a small card fee - 15p for debit cards, 1.3% for credit cards) and you can also gift-aid your donation at the same time. You can set up a one-off or regular gift using your credit or debit card.

Direct Bank Transfer

You can set up a one-off or regular gift to Carrubbers via your digital or phone banking service, or in person at your bank using the following details:

Bank: Royal Bank of Scotland, St Andrew's Square, Edinburgh, EH2 2YB
Sort Code: 83-06-08
Account name: Carrubbers Christian Centre
Account number: 10719030
Reference: Please use your full name (e.g. Jim Smith)

Cheque or Charity Voucher

Please fill in a "My Gift to Carrubbers" form and, making any cheques or charity vouchers payable to "Carrubbers Christian Centre", send it to The Treasurer, Carrubbers Christian Centre, 65 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1SR.

At a service

It's not the most efficient way to give to the work at Carrubbers, but at most services we still collect an offering and would encourage all people who are regulars at Carrubbers to give generously.

While shopping on Amazon

If you select Carrubbers Christian Centre as your chosen charity, then "Amazon will donate 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases." (taken from About AmazonSmile).

Gift Aid

It is very likely that we can claim the tax on your donations - and do even more to support the work of the Gospel without it costing you a penny extra!

If you are a UK taxpayer, please tick the 'Gift Aid' box on our giving forms and make your donations worth much more, through Gift Aid. As long as pay an amount of income and/or capital gains tax for each tax year that is at least equal to the value of the basic rate tax that we will claim on your donations made in that tax year, you can claim Gift Aid on your donations.

For every £1 you donate, Gift Aid allows us to claim at least 25p from HM Revenues & Customs – increasing the value of your gift at no cost to you.

It is very important that you let us know as soon as possible about any changes to your name, address and your tax status.  If you are unsure about whether you qualify for Gift Aid, or you need to cancel your Gift Aid declaration then, once again, please let the treasurer know.