Usually, at this time of year I speak after Mass, to try to persuade those of you who are tax-payers, putting cash in the weekly Offertory, to Gift Aid your donations. The parish can then receive 25% extra at no cost to yourself for example £10 donated becomes £12.50 to the parish and it does not cost you a penny more.

However, this year we are in lockdown so the church is closed for the duration, this has created some issues which have been highlighted in Fr. John’s newsletters.

The weekly collections at St James and St William of York has averaged £840 this year, (£680 for St James and £160 for St Williams each week). These are the weekly totals that the parish is not now receiving due to the lockdown. Thank you to all those who make their donations by standing order and direct debit which are still arriving monthly, but as you can imagine the loose cash has totally dried up.

WEEKLY COLLECTION PLATE:
The weekly collection at Sunday Masses forms a significant part of our parish’s income as detailed above. As we have no parish Masses, would you please consider making a donation(s) by bank transfer:

Ref: STJ&W; Your name
To: Lloyds Bank, 30 93 04, 00885887

EASTER COLLECTION;
Traditionally is for our parish priest and this collection forms the major part of Fr John’s income. As we have no parish Easter Masses, would you please consider making a donation(s) by bank transfer:

Ref: Easter; Your name
To: Lloyds Bank, 30 93 04, 00885887

Alternatively, you could use the ‘Donate‘ button on our website where you can also Gift Aid your donation if you are tax-payer, or put money aside to be given later… read more

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