CHURCH FINANCE / SUNDAY COLLECTIONS Your attention is drawn again to Church Finances. During the period of lockdown the parish income fell dramatically, only parishioners standing orders came in but the bills, Diocesan fees, Education, (St Mark's School) heating, lighting, Council Taxes, Insurances, housekeeping, maintenance (remember the cross?) all continued to pile up.
The best way to support the parish financially is to donate by standing order, some have already done this, thank you and we ask those who can to consider this method. Just download the form below (and the Gift Aid form if you are a taxpayer) and return them completed to either of the Priests or David Verney our treasurer. If you would like any further information or help with theforms please speak to Fr Paul or Fr Bineesh, David or any member of the finance committee.
PLEASE DO NOT SEND EITHER OF THESE FORMS TO YOUR BANK.
Due to the ongoing situation regarding Coronavirus, all Confirmations which had been booked for April, May, June and July 2020 are now cancelled and will not take place until after Easter next year (2021).
Adults that have been prepared for confirmation can receive the sacrament after normality returns by obtaining the usual permissions from the Chancellor, Mgr Eugene Harkness.
Apologies to the candidates on the bishop's behalf, reminding them that, as a 76 year old, the bishop must now remain in self-isolation until the beginning of June at the earliest.
CORONA VIRUS INFORMATION AND GUIDANCE
From: The Bishops Conference of England and Wales
The agreed statements from The Presidency have been released and are published here for your information: