Payment Dates

On joining the Society members must pay the applicable subscription.  Thereafter, payment of subscriptions is due on 1 January each year.

Subscriptions for those joining the Society under the Free Members Scheme.

Under this scheme members joining the Society prior to 30 June will not be be required to pay a subscription until 1 January the following year.  Subscriptions for those joining after 30 June may defer payment for a further year.

Gift Aid

Gift Aid is an income tax relief designed to benefit charities. If you are a UK taxpayer, Gift Aid increases the value of your subscription by 25% because the Society can reclaim the basic rate of tax on your gift at no extra cost to you.  You are encouraged to complete the Gift Aid form through this link.  Gift Aid Form

Categories of membership are listed below together with subscription costs.

New members are invited to make a discretionary donation to the Society.

Payment to the Elgar Society can be made in the following ways:

Standing Order

This link will download a Standing Order form which should be sent to your bank.

Standing Order Form

Personal cheque

Personal cheques should be made payable to The Elgar Society and sent to:

Mr David Young
Hon. Membership Secretary
The Rectory
Lydeard St Lawrence

On Line Bank Transfer

This should be made to The Elgar Society, Sort code: 30-99-90, Acc. No. 00212038

Members using this method of payment should inform the Hon. Membership Secretary that a payment has been made by letter to the above address, by e-mail to or by telephone on 01984 667735 .

Credit and Debit Card

Payments using Visa or Mastercard can be made to the Society.  The following details should be sent to .

Membership number
Telephone number
E-mail address
Card (Debit/Credit Card)
Card provider (only Visa and Mastercard are accepted)
Card Number*
Expiry date
Card security number (shown on the reverse of the card)

*In order to ensure security it is strongly recommended that only the first 8 digits of the card number are e-mailed with these details and that the remaining digits follow in a separate mail.

UK taxpayers are reminded that credit card payments can be Gift Aided allowing the Society to reclaim the basic rate of tax on your subscription at no extra cost to you.  You are encouraged to complete the Gift Aid form through this link.  Gift Aid Form


PayPal offers a secure and convenient way of making on line payments at no cost to the user.  Please select the type of membership you require and follow the on screen instructions.  Users new to Paypal will be able  to set up an account at no cost by selecting the type of membership and completing the PayPal form.  Alternatively, clicking the “credit or debit card” link below the “Log in” button will access the form.

Full year membership (please use for renewal or any membership taken between January 1st and June 30th)
UK Single Subscription £35

UK Joint Subscription £40

UK Student Single £16

UK Student Joint £21

Overseas Single £36

Overseas Joint £41

Overseas Student Single £17

Overseas Student joint £22

Discretionary voluntary donation