Supporting your parish financially 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 struggling financially, 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 you 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 have online banking you can set this up online, or you can print the standing order form and post it to your bank or parish. Setting up a standing order Single donations Although regular donations give your parish the best stability, single donations do of course also contribute to the financial health of the parish. We have launched an online giving facility for single donations to parishes and other Archdiocesan agencies: Making a donation Thank you to all of you who have continued to donate to your parish and other agencies of faith at this time. Thank you, our diocesan family, for your ongoing support. 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.