St. Mary's Church
Petworth

Giving during the Corona Virus Crisis

Public church services were suspended on 18th March 2020 but restarted from 5th July 2020. However services will continue to be live streamed and recorded for those choosing not to attend.

THE CHURCH IS ALSO OPEN FOR PRIVATE PRAYER.

For how this affects services see the Message from Father Mark.

One of the direct consequences of closing the church to regular services is that we have lost the regular cash donations but also the gift aided donations and, even more significantly, the weekly yellow envelope donations. At present the arrangements for restarting church service collections are to be announced but will be modified in line with social distancing and other regulations.

Demands upon church finances won’t diminish one single jot, and we are struggling financially already!

So, we are asking you to revise the way you donate to church.

You can donate on-line using this link to our Charities Aid Foundation page:-

Donate on-line via CAF


Or you can make one-off donations by bank transfer to the following account:-

Bank: Santander
Sort Code: 09-01-55
Account number: 43235807
Account Name: St Mary the Virgin Church


Or you can complete and return the standing order form to Andrew Howard. The standing order needs to be signed in order that he can send it on to your bank.

Cheques are not really the answer on this occasion, as Andrew will have difficulty paying them in under present “isolation” circumstances. Nor is cash, for the same reason. Failing all else, please put your regular donations to one side and then let Andrew have them when this is all over.

Please give this matter your urgent attention. As we said at the beginning of this letter, church bills are not going to go away.

Thank you,
Yours truly,

Eileen Lintill & Nick Wheeler (Church Wardens) and Andrew Howard (Treasurer)


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