Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust

Making BACS Payments

What is the problem?

We are of course very grateful to all of our many supporters without whom we could not function. We need to know who supports us and what church, if any, the payments come from. Apart from wanting to say thank you, we need this information so we have the full picture of the support that we receive from the churches in our region.

It can be very difficult to reconcile our bank statements with all the payments received because the information on the statements for each transaction is very limited. For BACS payments, all we have is an 18 character field. This is the problem we are trying to improve with this page. We want to introduce a system for BACS references to help us correctly reconcile the bank statements and give our churches the full credit for the support they give us.

What is the solution?

This is the proposed system to use to determine the BACS reference to use when making BACS payments to us. The table shows the 4 parts of the reference and an example of each type. The table also incudes codes for use when we make payments to you by BACS so you can identify our payments.


Year Purpose Church ID
GHCT 17 DON 0123
GHCT 15 REG 0123
GHCT 17 BAN 0123
GHCT 16 REF 0123
GHCT 16 GRT 0123


The columns would be stuck together to make the reference e.g. GHCT17BAN0123. Each of the 4 values is a fixed width so references are always 11 characters long.

The first column is always GHCT so you can find it easily on your church bank statements.

The second column is the two digit year when the transaction occured (for single transactions) or when the transaction was first set up (for regular transactions). In the example above, the regular donation was started in 2015 and it would show on the bank statements for 2015, 2016 and 2017 etc so you do not need to keep changing the reference once it has been set up if it is regular. If you make multiple irregular donations, use the correct year at the time for each donation.

The third column defines the purpose for the payment. These lists will evolve. The bold codes are when you pay us and the italics ones are when we pay you.

DON – a one-off ad-hoc donation to us.

REG – a standing order making regular donations to us.

BAN – payment for the purchase of a banner or a board from us.

CLO – payment for the purchase of an item of GHCT clothing.

GNT – a GHCT Grant from us.

REF – a Ride+Stride refund from us.

The fourth column is the 4 digit church ID for the church that should be credited with having made the donation if we should ever want to associate the donation with a single church. Note this must be at the church level as we cover multiple denominations so there are only codes for individual churches present. If your payment should not be associated with an individual church, please use four zeros 0000. The current list of codes is below:

St MichaelAbenhall0002
St James the GreatAbson0003
St MaryActon Turville0004
St Mary MagdaleneAdlestrop0005
St KenelmAlderley0006
St Margaret of AntiochAlderton0007
St BartholomewAldsworth0008
St MaryAlmondsbury0009
St MargaretAlstone0010
St HelenAlveston0011
St AndrewAlvington0012
Holy TrinityAmberley0013
The Holy RoodAmpney Crucis0014
St MaryAmpney St Mary0015
St PeterAmpney St Peter0016
Holy TrinityApperley0017
Methodist ChapelApperley0018
Ebenezer ChapelArlingham0019
St Mary the VirginArlingham0020
St NicholasAshchurch0021
SS Andrew & St BartsAshleworth0022
St JamesAshley0023
St AndrewAston-sub-Edge0024
St John Ancient ChapelryAust0025
Holy CrossAvening0027
St AndrewAwre0028
Methodist ChurchAylburton0029
St MaryAylburton0030
Mission ChurchAylburton Common0031
Holy TrinityBadgeworth0032
St MargaretBagendon0033
St Mary the VirginBarnsley0034
St LawrenceBarnwood0035
St MaryBatsford0036
St Mary MagdaleneBaunton0037
Church of the Immaculate ConceptionBeeches Green0038
St Mary the VirginBerkeley0039
St Mary the VirginBeverston0040
St MaryBibury0041
St Mary-in-HamletBirdlip0042
Methodist ChurchBishop's Cleeve0043
St Michael & All AngelsBishop's Cleeve0044
Good ShepherdBishopston0046
St MichaelBishopston0047
All SaintsBisley0048
Methodist ChurchBisley0049
St MaryBitton0050
St Michael and All AngelsBlaisdon0051
All SaintsBlakeney0052
Baptist ChurchBlakeney0053
St LeonardBledington0054
St Peter & St PaulBlockley0055
St Mary MagdaleneBoddington0056
Our Lady Help of ChristiansBourton-on-the-Water0058
St LawrenceBourton-on-the-Water0059
St BarnabasBox0060
St Mary the VirginBoxwell0061
Christ the KingBradley Stoke0062
Christian Gospel ChurchBream0063
Methodist ChurchBream0064
St JamesBream0065
St Michael & All AngelsBrimpsfield0066
Holy TrinityBrimscombe0067
Methodist ChurchBrimscombe0068
Tyndale Baptist ChapelBristol0601
Friends Meeting HouseBroad Campden0071
St Michael and All AngelsBroad Campden0072
St PaulBroadwell0073
The Good ShepherdBroadwell0074
Free Church URCBrockworth0075
St GeorgeBrockworth0076
St PatrickBrockworth0077
Christ Church CentreBromley Heath0078
St Mary the VirginBromsberrow0079
Mission RoomBrookend0080
St MichaelBuckland0081
St Michael and All AngelsBulley0082
St Michael and All AngelsBussage0083
St MatthewCainscross0084
Methodist ChurchCam0085
The Quarry ChapelCam0086
Baptist ChurchCambray0087
Holy TrinityCerney Wick0088
St John the BaptistChaceley0089
Baptist ChurchChalford0090
Christ ChurchChalford0091
Methodist ChurchChalford Hill0092
St John The EvangelistCharfield0093
St MartinCharlton Abbotts0094
Holy ApostlesCharlton Kings0095
Sacred Hearts of Jesus and MaryCharlton Kings0096
St MaryCharlton Kings0097
St AndrewChedworth0099
Bethesda Methodist ChurchCheltenham0100
Christ ChurchCheltenham0101
Dean Close ChapelCheltenham0102
Minster (St Mary)Cheltenham0104
Salem Baptist ChurchCheltenham0105
St Andrews URCCheltenham0106
St Gregory The GreatCheltenham0107
St LukeCheltenham0108
St MarkCheltenham0109
St Mark MethodistCheltenham0110
St MatthewCheltenham0111
St PaulCheltenham0112
St Thomas MoreCheltenham0113
St NicholasCherington0115
St LawrenceChesterton0116
St JamesChipping Campden0117
Baptist ChurchChipping Sodbury0602
St John The BaptistChipping Sodbury0599
St LawrenceChipping Sodbury0598
Tyndale Baptist ChurchChipping Sodbury0603
St AndrewChurcham0119
Methodist ChurchChurchdown0120
Our Lady of Perpetual SuccourChurchdown0121
St AndrewChurchdown0122
St BartholomewChurchdown0123
St John The EvangelistChurchdown0124
Bilson MissionCinderford0125
Methodist ChurchCinderford0126
Our Lady of VictoriesCinderford0127
St John The EvangelistCinderford0128
St StephenCinderford0129
Ashcroft ChurchCirencester0130
Baptist ChurchCirencester0131
Friends Meeting HouseCirencester0132
Salvation Army ChurchCirencester0133
St John the BaptistCirencester0134
St JamesClapton-on-the-Hill0135
St PeterClearwell0136
St PeterCliffords Mesne0137
St PaulClifton0138
St BartholomewCoaley0139
St SaviourCoalpit Heath0140
Pisgah Methodist ChurchCoalway0141
St MatthewCoates0142
St GilesCoberley0143
Holy TrinityCold Ashton0144
St AndrewCold Aston0145
All SaintsCold Salperton0146
Baptist ChurchColeford0147
Clements End Methodist ChurchColeford0148
St John the EvangelistColeford0149
St Margaret MaryColeford0150
St JamesColesbourne0151
St AndrewColn Rogers0152
St John the BaptistColn St Aldwyns0153
St James the GreatColn St Dennis0154
St OswaldCompton Abdale0155
All SaintsCompton Greenfield0156
St NicholasCondicote0157
St OswaldConey Hill0158
St MargaretCorse0159
Our Lady of OstrobramaCotham0160
St MaryCowley0161
Prinknash AbbeyCranham0162
St James the GreatCranham0163
St AndrewCromhall0165
St JamesCutsdean0166
Holy Rood ChurchDaglingworth0167
St PeterDaylesford0168
St Mary Priory ChurchDeerhurst0169
St GeorgeDidbrook0170
Congregational ChurchDidmarton0171
St LawrenceDidmarton0172
St MichaelDowdeswell0173
All SaintsDown Ampney0174
St Mary & Corpus ChristiDown Hatherley0175
Baptist ChurchDownend0176
Christ ChurchDownend0177
Holy TrinityDoynton0178
St MaryDriffield0179
Holy TrinityDrybrook0180
Methodist ChurchDrybrook0181
St PeterDumbleton0183
St PeterDuntisbourne Abbotts0184
St MichaelDuntisbourne Rous0185
Dursley TabernacleDursley0186
Methodist ChurchDursley0187
St Dominics PresbyteryDursley0188
St James the GreatDursley0189
St Mary the VirginDymock0190
St PeterDyrham0191
Baptist ChurchEastcombe0192
St AugustineEastcombe0193
Methodist ChurchEastington0194
St Michael & All AngelsEastington0195
SS Michael & MartinEastleach0196
St AndrewEastleach0197
St EadburghaEbrington0199
St John the BaptistEdge0200
St MaryEdgeworth0201
St John the EvangelistElberton0202
St John the EvangelistElkstone0203
Methodist ChurchEllwood0204
St John the BaptistElmore0205
St Mary MagdaleneElmstone Hardwicke0206
St Mary the VirginEnglish Bicknor0207
St Edward King & MartyrEvenlode0208
Fairford United ChurchFairford0209
St Mary the VirginFairford0210
St ThomasFairford0211
St GeorgeFalfield0212
St FaithFarmcote0213
St PeterFarmington0214
St Mary the VirginFlaxley0215
St Mary the VirginForthampton0216
St PeterFramilode0217
St PeterFrampton Cotterell0218
St LukeFrampton Mansell0219
St Mary the VirginFrampton-on-Severn0221
St John the BaptistFrance Lynch0222
St John the BaptistFrenchay0223
Unitarian ChapelFrenchay0224
St Mary the VirginFretherne0225
St AndrewFrocester0226
Baptist ChurchGas Green0227
Barton Street Methodist ChurchGloucester0228
Christ ChurchGloucester0230
Destiny TempleGloucester0231
Ebenezer Gospel HallGloucester0232
Elim ChurchGloucester0233
Friends Meeting HouseGloucester0234
Lonsdale Road Methodist ChurchGloucester0235
Mariner's ChurchGloucester0236
NT Church of GodGloucester0237
Park Street MissionGloucester0238
St CatharineGloucester0239
St James and All SaintsGloucester0240
St John's Northgate Methodist ChurchGloucester0241
St Margarets ChapelGloucester0242
St MaryGloucester0243
St Mary de CryptGloucester0244
St Mary de LodeGloucester0245
St Paul and St StephenGloucester0246
St PeterGloucester0247
The Good Shepherd Ukrainian ChurchGloucester0248
The Salvation ArmyGloucester0249
United Reformed ChurchGloucester0250
Christ ChurchGorsley0251
St Michael & AAGreat Badminton0252
St MaryGreat Barrington0253
St John the BaptistGreat Rissington0254
St MaryGreat Washbourne0255
St Mary the VirginGreat Witcombe0256
Christ ChurchGretton0257
St Michael and All AngelsGuiting Power0258
St GeorgeHampnett0260
Baptist ChurchHanham0261
Christ ChurchHanham0262
St GeorgeHanham Abbots0264
St NicholasHardwicke0265
St John the BaptistHarescombe0266
St PeterHaresfield0267
Harnhill Centre Of Christian HealingHarnhill0268
St Michael and All AngelsHarnhill0269
Methodist ChurchHartpury0270
St Mary the VirginHartpury0271
St AndrewHaselton0272
St MaryHasfield0273
St NicholasHatherop0274
St Mary the VirginHawkesbury0275
Methodist ChurchHawling0276
St EdwardsHawling0277
St SwithunHempsted0278
Emmanuel ChapelHenbury0279
St Mary the VirginHenbury0280
St PeterHenleaze0281
St Mary MagdaleneHewelsfield0283
Holy InnocentsHighnam0284
St MichaelHill0285
Baptist ChurchHillesley0286
St GilesHillesley0287
Holy TrinityHorfield0288
St MartinHorsley0289
St James the ElderHorton0290
Methodist ChurchHucclecote0291
St Philip and St JamesHucclecote0292
St John the BaptistHuntley0293
St MaryIcomb0294
St James the LessIron Acton0295
All SaintsKemble0296
St EdwardKempley0297
St MaryKempley0298
St MaryKempsford0299
Baptist ChurchKings Stanley0300
St GeorgeKings Stanley0301
St John the BaptistKingscote0302
Kingfisher ChurchKingsway0303
Holy TrinityKingswood0306
St Mary the VirginKingswood0307
St MaryLasborough0308
Baptist ChurchLechlade0309
St LawrenceLechlade0310
Baptist ChurchLeckhampton0311
Naunton Lane PresbyterianLeckhampton0312
St PeterLeckhampton0313
St Philip & St JamesLeckhampton0314
St AndrewLeighterton0316
St SwithunLeonard Stanley0317
St Michael & AALittle Badminton0318
St PeterLittle Rissington0319
St AdelineLittle Sodbury0600
St EthelbertLittledean0320
St MaryLittleton upon Severn0322
St JamesLockleaze0323
Holy TrinityLong Newnton0324
St JamesLongborough0325
All SaintsLonghope0326
St LawrenceLongney0329
St BartholomewLower Cam0330
St LeonardLower Lemington0331
St MaryLower Slaughter0332
St MaryLower Swell0333
Holy JesusLydbrook0335
Baptist ChurchLydney0336
Methodist ChurchLydney0337
St Mary the VirginLydney0338
St GilesMaisemore0340
St JamesMangotsfield0607
St Mary the VirginMarshfield0341
St Augustine Of CanterburyMatson0343
St HildaMatson0344
St KatharineMatson0345
All SaintsMay Hill0346
Methodist ChurchMay Hill0347
St Mary the VirginMeysey Hampton0348
St LawrenceMickleton0350
Baptist ChurchMinchinhampton0351
Holy TrinityMinchinhampton0352
St PeterMinsterworth0353
St AndrewMiserden0354
St Michael & All AngelsMitcheldean0355
St StephenMoreton Valence0356
St DavidMoreton-in-Marsh0358
Christ ChurchNailsworth0359
Friends Meeting HouseNailsworth0360
St GeorgeNailsworth0361
St AndrewNaunton0362
Our Lady of LourdesNewent0363
St Mary the VirginNewent0364
All SaintsNewland0365
St PeterNewnham0366
All SaintsNorth Cerney0367
Congregational ChapelNorth Nibley0368
St MartinNorth Nibley0369
St Peter and St PaulNorthleach0370
Mission ChurchNorthwood Green0371
St MaryNorton0372
St BartholomewNotgrove0373
St BartholomewNympsfield0374
St JosephNympsfield0375
St BartholomewOakridge0376
Holy AscensionOddington0377
St NicholasOddington0378
St John the BaptistOld Sodbury0379
St ArildaOldbury-on-Severn0380
St AnneOldland0381
St Mary the VirginOlveston0382
Holy CrossOwlpen0383
St AnneOxenhall0384
St John the BaptistOxenton0385
The Holy SpiritPaganhill0386
Friends Meeting HousePainswick0387
Our Lady and St TheresePainswick0388
St MaryPainswick0389
St PaulParkend0390
St John the EvangelistPauntley0391
Paxford Mission ChurchPaxford0392
Methodist ChapelPillowell0393
St PeterPilning0394
St John the BaptistPitchcombe0395
All SaintsPittville0396
St Michael & AAPoole Keynes0397
St JamesPostlip0398
St Michael & AAPoulton0399
St MaryPrestbury0400
St NicolasPrestbury0401
United Reformed ChurchPrestbury0402
All SaintsPreston (Cirencester)0403
St John the BaptistPreston (Herefordshire)0404
St Thomas a BecketPucklechurch0405
St JohnPurton0406
Grace ChurchQuedgeley0407
Methodist ChurchQuedgeley0408
St JamesQuedgeley0409
St SwithinQuenington0410
St John The BaptistRandwick0411
Holy TrinityRangeworthy0412
St SaviourRedbrook0413
St BartholomewRedmarley D'Abitot0414
St PeterRendcomb0415
St OswaldRockhampton0416
St Mary MagdaleneRodborough0417
Tabernacle URCRodborough0418
Mission ChurchRodley0419
St PeterRodmarton0420
St John the BaptistRuardean0421
Baptist ChurchRuardean Hill0422
St Mary the VirginRudford0423
URC (was Congregational Church)Ruscombe0424
St LawrenceSandhurst0425
St KenelmSapperton0426
St James the GreatSaul0427
Sacred Heart ChapelSedbury0429
All SaintsSelsley0430
St AndrewSevenhampton0431
St AndrewSharpness0432
Methodist ChapelSheepscombe0433
St John the ApostleSheepscombe0434
St Mary the VirginShepperdine0435
St Mary MagdaleneSherborne0436
St John the BaptistShipton Moyne0437
St OswaldsShipton Oliffe0438
All SaintsShorncote0439
All SaintsShortwood0440
St PaulShurdington0441
St PeterSiddington0442
Holy TrinitySlad0443
St John the EvangelistSlimbridge0444
St BarnabasSnowshill0445
All SaintsSomerford Keynes0446
St Michael and All AngelsSoudley0447
St StephenSoundwell0448
All HallowsSouth Cerney0449
South Cerney United ChurchSouth Cerney0450
Church of The AscensionSoutham0451
St StephenSouthmead0452
St PeterSouthrop0453
St BartsSt Andrews0454
Congregational ChurchSt Briavels0455
St Mary the VirginSt Briavels0456
St AgnesSt Paul's0457
St NicholasStandish0458
St MichaelStanley Pontlarge0459
St Michael & All AngelsStanton0460
St PeterStanway0461
Holy TrinityStapleton0462
All SaintsStaunton0463
St JamesStaunton0464
St CatherineStaverton0465
St CyrStinchcombe0466
St Mary MagdaleneStoke Bishop0467
St MichaelStoke Gifford0468
St James the GreatStoke Orchard0469
All SaintsStone0470
Methodist ChurchStonehouse0471
St CyrStonehouse0472
Wycliffe CollegeStonehouse0473
Baptist ChurchStow-on-the-Wold0474
Our Lady and St KenelmStow-on-the-Wold0475
St EdwardStow-on-the-Wold0476
St PeterStratton0477
Evangelical ChurchStroat0478
Baptist ChurchStroud0479
Christian FellowshipStroud0480
Congregational ChurchStroud0481
Holy TrinityStroud0482
Salvation ArmyStroud0483
St Alban's Methodist ChurchStroud0484
St LaurenceStroud0485
The Christian Science ChurchStroud0486
St MarySudeley Manor0487
St LawrenceSwindon Village (Chelt)0488
St Mary the VirginSyde0489
St OsmundTarlton0490
St LaurenceTaynton0491
St NicholasTeddington0492
St MaryTemple Guiting0493
Christ ChurchTetbury0494
St Mary the VirginTetbury0495
St MichaelTetbury0496
Holy TrinityTewkesbury0497
Methodist ChurchTewkesbury0498
Tewkesbury AbbeyTewkesbury0499
St CatherineThe Leigh0500
Baptist ChurchThornbury0501
Christ The KingThornbury0502
Methodist ChurchThornbury0503
St Mary the VirginThornbury0504
St PaulThornbury0505
Thornbury & District Community AssocThornbury0506
Holy TrinityTibberton0508
Methodist ChurchTibberton0509
St Mary and St PeterTidenham0510
St Michael & All AngelsTidenham Chase0511
St Michael & All AngelsTirley0512
St StephenTivoli (Cheltenham)0513
St AndrewToddington0514
St Thomas of CanteburyTodenham0515
St Mary MagdaleneTormarton0516
St LeonardTortworth0517
St Philip and St JacobTower Hill0518
St John The BaptistTredington0519
Kingfisher ChurchTredworth0520
Chapel of EaseTresham0521
English MartyrsTuffley0522
Grange Baptist ChurchTuffley0523
St AldateTuffley0524
St BarnabasTuffley0525
St GeorgeTuffley0526
St MichaelTuffley0527
Trinity Baptist ChurchTuffley0528
All SaintsTurkdean0529
St JosephTutshill0530
St LukeTutshill0531
St MatthewTwigworth0532
St Mary MagdaleneTwyning0534
St JamesTytherington0536
St GilesUley0537
St Philip and JamesUp Hatherley0538
All SaintsUplands0539
St Mary the VirginUpleadon0540
3C Community ChurchUpper Cam0541
St GeorgeUpper Cam0542
St PeterUpper Slaughter0543
St MaryUpper Swell0544
ChapelUpton Cheyney0545
St LeonardUpton St Leonards0546
All SaintsViney Hill0547
St PeterWapley0548
St ChristopherWarden Hill0549
St BarnabasWarmley0550
Holy TrinityWatermoor, Cirencester0551
St JamesWest Littleton0552
United Parish MethodistWestbury Park0553
SS Peter and PaulWestbury-on-Severn0554
Holy TrinityWestbury-on-Trym0556
Methodist ChurchWestbury-on-Trym0557
Sacred HeartWestbury-on-Trym0558
Methodist ChurchWestcote0559
St Mary the VirginWestcote0560
St James the GreatWesterleigh0561
St John The Baptist and St LawrenceWeston-sub-Edge0562
St Margaret of ScotlandWhaddon0563
United Church of St MichaelWhaddon (Cheltenham)0564
St AnneWhelford0565
Evangelical ChurchWhiteshill0566
St PaulWhiteshill (Stroud)0567
St AndrewWhitminster0568
St BartholomewWhittington0569
St BartholomewWick0570
Holy TrinityWickwar0571
Methodist ChurchWillersey0572
St PeterWillersey0573
Encounter ChurchWinchcombe0574
Methodist ChurchWinchcombe0575
St NicholasWinchcombe0576
St PeterWinchcombe0577
St PeterWindrush0578
St MichaelWinson0579
St BartholomewWinstone0581
St Michael the ArchangelWinterbourne0582
All SaintsWinterbourne Down0583
MethodistWinterbourne Down0584
St Michael & All AngelsWithington0585
Church of the AnnunciationWoodchester0586
St MaryWoodchester0597
St MarkWoodmancote0587
Methodist ChurchWoolaston0588
St AndrewWoolaston0589
St Martin de ToursWoolstone0590
St KatharineWormington0591
St MaryWotton-under-Edge0592
United ChurchWotton-under-Edge0593
St LaurenceWyck Rissington0594
Grace ChurchYate0606
Methodist ChurchYate0605
St MaryYate0595
St NicholasYate0596
St PaulYate0604

Your church code will not change from year to year. You should find this is the code used to identify you on both your Remittance Form barcode and your Welcome Notice’s QR code (“RS” + Church ID in both cases).

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