OFFERTORY GIVING 

Parish of the Sacred Heart & Our Lady, Aston le Walls
 
As you are all aware, we were directed by the Bishops’ Conference of England & Wales last week that Mass could no longer be celebrated with a congregation and the Government has requested us this week to keep churches closed until further notice.  We recognise that this will significantly reduce support for our parishes and our diocese through offertory giving.  Some parishes have quite a high percentage of giving through standing orders, which is important and very gratefully received.

If you usually contribute to your parish via the weekly offertory collection baskets, please consider setting up a standing order instead.  (Should you have already completed a Gift Aid declaration for giving via offertory envelopes, it is not necessary to complete a further one).

The following options are available:

NEW! The Diocese has introduced a new way of making donations to the parish. ‘Giving Tuesday’ will start this Tuesday (5th May). All you need to do is phone 01604 712065 and make a donation to the parish. You will need a credit or debit card to hand and you will be able to make a one-off donation to cover missed Sunday offerings or simply call each week to make an offering. Patience may be needed, as only one person will be taking these calls, but if you leave details on the answer machine someone will get back to you!

Online Donation or Standing Order via Diocesan Website

You can set up a regular standing order or make a donation online via our main diocesan website through Virgin Money giving (link below) accepting major debit and credit cards. If you use this option, we ask that you indicate ‘Sacred Heart and Our Lady, Aston le Walls’ in the ‘Leave a Message’ box and enter your name if you are happy to. There is a facility to Gift Aid any donation to your parish (for example, as an offertory donation or Mass stipend), but any donations to individual priests (for example, as an Easter offering) are not eligible for Gift Aid.  Please therefore do not complete the Gift Aid option for any donation to a priest.
https://northamptondiocese.org/donate/

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Online Donation or Standing Order via Donor’s Own Bank

You can make an online donation or set up a standing order for regular giving to your parish via your own online bank account. The information required is as follows:
Bank:                 NatWest
Sort Code:         60-06-11
Account No:       46714316
Account Name:  RCDN Aston le Walls Catholic Church
Payment Ref:     Sacred Heart and Our Lady Church
  
We apologise that these options are only available through online banking but, as it was necessary for Bishop's House to close and their staff are now working at home, there is no facility for taking telephone donations or dealing with completed standing forms arriving by post.

Cheque Payments

Should you wish to pay by cheque please make any cheque payable to either "RCDN Aston le Walls Catholic Church" or to our Parish name. Please note however, that due to current lockdown restrictions, cheques will be paid in to the bank account only as and when necessary.

Further advice?

As ever, please speak with Fr James on any of the above, including any difficulties! He can be contacted at the presbytery on 01295 660592 or by email at: sacredheart_alw@btinternet.com


Thank you for your generosity at this very difficult time.

Fr James