Parish Giving News

PARISH FINANCE As we continue our journey towards the new normal, parish overheads continue to grow, especially now that we have to purchase appropriate PPE, disinfectants, masks, temperature guns, santisers etc. for use every time we open the church or celebrate Mass in the grounds. There are many ways in which you can continue to support St Patrick’s parish: Standing Order – giving in this way you can instruct your bank to make your donation on a regular monthly basis. You have full control over how to give and you don’t have to worry about bringing cash to church. People have moved to this method of giving during the pandemic to ensure the continued support of the parish. Online giving – by visiting the parish website you can donate online using a debit or credit card. This method is popular for those who cannot get to church or may be visiting our website. Cash Offerings – a box is provided at the exit of the grounds after Sunday Mass to leave traditional cash offerings. The boxes are emptied into a bag after each opening and the contents placed in the safe for 72 hours before it is handled. UK taxpayers can also choose to Gift-Aid the donation.  Gift Aid increases the value of donations by 25% at no cost to the giver. However you choose to support the parish we want to thank you for your continued generosity at this difficult time.