You have asked us how you can continue giving to your parish during the pandemic. Parishes and charities still greatly need your support, even more so without their weekly congregations and visitors.
We do though recognise that many parishioners may be facing uncertain futures, and there is no expectation to give where you are unable to do so.
We ask please that you do not post donations through presbytery doors as this potentially places you and others at risk. There are two options which will enable you to donate and keep both yourself and our priests safe.
Giving by standing order
Traditionally offertory was given in coins and notes as this is how we were paid, often on a weekly basis. Now most of our income is held in bank accounts, standing orders are the easiest option for your regular giving – and you will no longer need to worry about having the right cash on a weekly basis, when we’re back in our parish churches.
Regular giving is the financial bedrock of your parish. It also minimises risk and costs the parish less to manage, so your money goes further.
If you would like to know more about setting up a standing order please contact your parish priest. You can find contact details for all churches and parish priests by following this link:
Contact your parish to set up a standing order
If sending and email, please add the phrase “Setting up a standing order” in the subject box.
Although regular donations give your parish the best stability, single donations do of course also contribute to the financial health of the Archdiocese. Supporting your Archdiocese allows us to give support to where the need is greatest and can have the biggest impact. General gifts of this type are especially useful at times of crisis so that we can support those parishes and programmes that are facing increased demand or particular financial hardship.
Click here to make a General Donation
Thank you to everyone who have continued to donate to your parish and other agencies of faith at this time.
Thank you for your ongoing support to our diocesan family. We pray that you keep well, your faith remains strong and we look forward to when our churches can reopen and Mass can once again be celebrated together in person.