Offertory Giving

Offertory Giving - St Teresa’s, Beaconsfield

 

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.  Whilst we are able to celebrate Mass with Spiritual Communion streamed live online from St Teresa’s each day, 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 offertory collection, 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:

·         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 ‘St Teresa’s, Beaconsfield’ 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/

 ·         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:       59758481

Account Name:  RCDN Beaconsfield Catholic Church

Payment Ref:     St Teresa’s Church

  

We apologise that these options are only available through online banking but, as it was necessary for Bishops 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.

Thank you for your generosity at this very difficult time.