How to Give

The House gratefully receives gifts of any size, which go towards protecting Christ Church and its values. On behalf of all of us here, thank you for considering making a gift. You can read more about our fundraising priorities and ways in which we recognise your gift on our webpages. If you have any questions or your preferred method of donation is not listed, please don't hesitate to contact the Development Office.

How to Give

Direct Debit

Giving by Direct Debit is an easy way to make regular gifts to the House. You can choose to give to various aspects of the House on a monthly, quarterly, twice annually, or annual basis and will be protected by the Direct Debit Guarantee. Click here to set up a Direct Debit online, or contact our Database Manager, Teresa Midwinter, to set up a Direct Debit by post or phone. 

You can also donate regularly by credit card and make regular annual gifts to the House. Click here to set up a regular gift by credit card.

Credit Card

You can easily donate online through your credit or debit card to various aspects of our fundraising programme. You can make a single gift or choose to give annually via your credit card. Click here to donate via credit card.

Family Programme

In the Post

To donate by cheque or in the post please download our giving form and return it to:
Development Office
Christ Church
St Aldates
United Kingdom

Click here to download our giving form


Christ Church has charitable status and so receives bequests free of Inheritance Tax. Bequests for which no particular purposes are nominated will be credited to the Legacy Fund from which the Governing Body will make allocations according to need. You may wish to indicate in general terms where you would like your bequest used. 

You may like to consider leaving a legacy to Christ Church in one of the following ways:

•    A pecuniary gift specifying an amount of money that you will leave to Christ Church;
•    A legacy of a specific asset or gift in kind
•    A residuary legacy leaving your estate to Christ Church after other legacies, any debts, Inheritance Tax and expenses have been paid
•    A reversionary legacy bequeathing your estate to other beneficiaries and then to Christ Church after your death

Should you find yourself a beneficiary under a will, you may wish to consider transferring the whole or part of your inheritance to Christ Church using a deed of variation. Amounts thus transferred become free of any Inheritance Tax otherwise due.

A copy of our Legacy Brochure can be found here, and this includes example wording for a codicil and a form for letting us know your intentions. 

It is very helpful for Christ Church to know that you have made us a beneficiary in your will. We invite you to become members of the 1546 Society which recognises those who have informed us of their plans to leave a bequest to the House. Please contact the Development Office if you would like to discuss a planned bequest.

From the USA

Members and friends of Christ Church can now give regular gifts by credit card through Americans for Oxford. Gifts to AFO qualify for an income tax deduction to the full extent allowed by law. To find out more please contact Teresa Midwinter, Database Manager. 

Members and friends of Christ Church who are tax payers in the United States can also make tax-effective gifts by directing them through the American Friends of Christ Church, Inc. Please visit their website to give online, or return our USA donation form to

Mr Peter S Paine Jr, President,
American Friends of Christ Church, Inc., 
3900 NY State Rt 22,
Willsboro NY 12996

From Canada

Canadian Tax Payers can donate online via the University of Oxford and request a Canadian Tax Receipt.

You may also send a donation form via email to or via post to the Development and Alumni Office, Christ Church, Oxford OX1 1DP, United Kingdom. This will then be passed to the University of Oxford Development Office so that you may receive a receipt compliant with Canadian Tax legislation. 

Cheques should be made payable to The University of Oxford Development Trust. Credit card donations will be processed at the University Development Office.

From Europe

Christ Church is a member of Transnational Giving Europe (TGE). If you are resident in one of TGE’s partner countries, you can give to Christ Church and benefit from the tax advantages of your own country. Please contact Teresa Midwinter, Database Manager, for more information. 

From Hong Kong

You can give in Hong Kong Dollars, British Pounds or US Dollars through the University’s China Office, specifying that you would like your gift to go to ‘Christ Church’, and they will issue you with a receipt for Hong Kong tax purposes.

Alternatively if you do not need a receipt for Hong Kong tax purposes, you can give by any of the 'Rest of the World' options. 

From the Rest of the World

If you are resident outside the UK or US, Christ Church is able to accept gifts by cheque in your own currency, or by international money order in pounds sterling. Donations should be made payable to ‘Christ Church, Oxford’ and should be sent via email to or via post to the Development and Alumni Office, Christ Church, Oxford OX1 1DP, United Kingdom. 

You can also give via Bank Transfer, and if you would like to do so, please email 

Stocks and Shares

All donations of shares will receive income tax relief of 100% of their market value. 

The only requirements to this are that as a donor you must:

  • Claim the tax relief yourself in your tax return
  • Be liable to pay the amount of tax deducted (ie the gift can not give rise to a tax credit)
  • Give the shares intact to Christ Church (ie not sell them first)
  • Give listed shares or securities, units in authorised unit trusts, shares in open-ended investment companies, holdings in foreign collective investment schemes or unlisted shares or securities dealt in on a recognised stock exchange, such as the Alternative Investment Market

In addition to the income tax saving, donors making gifts of shares will not attract any capital gains tax liability. All shares donated to charity give rise neither to a gain or loss for capital gains tax purposes. 

For more information, please contact Mark Coote, Director of Development.

Donating Time and Support

Christ Church gratefully receives non-financial support such as providing venues for events, volunteering with the Association, giving Careers Talks or speeches at events, or offering to mentor other Members of the House. Please contact Micah Mackay, Development Associate, if you would like to offer any non-financial support or if you have other suggestions for ways in which to support the House.