Your Generosity – Planned Giving

Ways that you may financially support our parishes and the work of the church

The Parish Collection

The collection is an integral part of our Sunday Liturgy. It is the primary means by which our Parishes receive financial support. It is also an expression of our gratitude to God for the blessings He bestows on us, to return a portion of them back to Him for use by His Church.

Standing Orders

This is the preferred way to make a regular contribution. You can set up a monthly standing order to pay from your bank account. The parish gets the money immediately without the inconvenience of having to count, bag and bank loose money.

Gift Aid.  If you gift aid your contributions the parishes will be able to reclaim 25% from the Inland Revenue, the amount of income tax you paid on your contribution. You will need to fill out a gift aid form and return it. It will need to be returned to the parish giving organiser so that a gift aid number can be generated. Once a standing order is set up you be able to adjust the amount from your bank account online.

Please could gift-aiders notify us if their personal circumstances or name / address details have changed.

Weekly Offertory Envelopes are available at St Augustine’s only

You get to choose your amount each week and make the payment inside a sealed envelope. You may gift aid your contributions. Please approach your giving organiser if you would like to pay by envelope.

Loose Money

Loose cash in the collection cannot be included in the Gift Aid scheme. The parishes lose the substantial benefit that the scheme gives.

The Parish Giving Organisers

To obtain boxes of offertory envelopes, standing order forms or information about any of the giving options, please contact the giving organisers in our parishes, Richard at St. Augustines, or Marisa at English Martyrs. Spare standing order forms are also available in the foyers of our churches.

Online Donation ( Dona )

On the MyDona website you can donate online anytime, any amount and make a gift aid declaration.  [ Dona Online ]

Electronic Plate.  Online Dona payments may also be made using the mobile tablet screen in the church foyers at Sunday masses. Payments can be made contactless with a debit card.

200 Club

The 200 club is a fundraising initiative to give money to our parishes. It gives members the opportunity to win a cash prize. 50% of the income is given out as prize money and 50% goes to the parishes. If you would like to join the club contact Claire at St. Augustines or Ann and Tim at English Martyrs.

A Legacy in your Will

Legacies are a welcome source of income for the diocese and make an important contribution to the work of the church. By leaving a gift in your will you will make an important long-term contribution to the work of our parishes. Your gift will be free of inheritance tax. You can choose whether your gift should be used for general purposes, for a particular purpose ( priests retirement fund, clergy training, etc. ) or for the benefit of your Parish.

Suitable wording to add to your will can be found on the diocese finance web page.

https://cliftondiocese.com/departments/finance/

Vocations to the Priesthood

The diocese needs the finance to support and provide for all those who are called to the priesthood. It costs the diocese £30,000 per year to maintain and train each man who is preparing for the priesthood. Donations for this cause can be made online on the Clifton Diocese web page.

https://cliftondiocese.com/donate/

Priests Retirement Fund

The retirement fund allows the diocese to help provide for the needs of priests who have retired from pastoral duties. They might be living on their own and having to pay their own costs, or they might be needing the support of professional carers. The diocese needs around £300,000 per year to support its sick and retired priests. Your generosity will be much appreciated. Please gift-aid your donation if possible.

https://cliftondiocese.com/donate

CAFOD

CAFOD need our support to help families around the world who are affected by poverty, the global food crisis and by crisis. There are 200 million people at risk of malnutrition in the world. Your support will help CAFOD to work with local partners to provide relief wherever it is needed. It is never too late to support their work. Donations can be made online at any time. Please be generous, and please gift aid your donation.

CAFOD is the official aid agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales.

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Missio ( APF ) / Mill Hill Missions

Please support the work of Missio ( APF ) / Mill Hill. They support world missions and provide missionaries with the spiritual and material support they need to provide pastoral care and preach the Gospel to local Catholic communities.

Parisioners may join the ‘Red Box’ scheme to donate their loose change, or may donate online anytime on the Missio web site. A regular direct debit is the Society’s preferred way to receive funds. Please be generous, and please gift aid your contributions.

[ missio.org.uk ]

Aid to the Church in Need is a Pontifical Foundation of the Catholic Church, supporting the Catholic faithful and other Christians where they are persecuted, oppressed or in pastoral need. It operates in more than 140 countries around world, helping to support the Church in its mission, and bringing hope and solidarity to millions of people.

https://acnuk.org/get-involved/donate/

Stella Maris ( Apostleship of the Sea )

Stella Maris is the maritime charity of the Catholic Church. It provides spiritual and practical support to all those who live and work at sea. One day in the year, Sea Sunday, is devoted for people to come together to pray for them, and to thank them for the vital work they do. Please do support Stella Maris with a donation on their website.

https://www.stellamaris.org.uk/donate