during the Corona Virus Crisis
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.
CHURCH IS ALSO OPEN FOR PRIVATE PRAYER.
how this affects services see the
Message from Father Mark.
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!
we are asking you to revise the way you
donate to church.
can donate on-line using this link to our Charities Aid Foundation
on-line via CAF
you can make one-off donations by bank transfer to the following
Sort Code: 09-01-55
Account Name: St Mary the Virgin Church
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.
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
Please give this matter your
urgent attention. As we said at the beginning of this
letter, church bills are not going to go away.
Lintill & Nick
Wheeler (Church Wardens) and Andrew