Supporting Your Parish Financially

Supporting Your Parish

Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, our churches have been closed. Parishioners have been asking how they can continue to support the parish financially. In this present time you may wish to start a Standing Order. If you usually donate using Gift Aid envelopes, these will be available to collect from the steward once the churches re-open. Alternatively, please call at St Marie’s presbytery.

Your support is greatly appreciated.

Standing Orders

The easiest way to donate to the Parish is by Standing Order. Donations can be set up to leave your bank account on a recurring basis e.g. weekly, monthly or quarterly. If you have online banking, this can be set up online using the bank details below, or you can download a Standing Order form and post it to your bank. If you do not have a printer or online banking, Standing Order forms can be collected from St Marie’s presbytery. If you wish to make a one-off donation only, you can do so by doing a bank transfer.

Name of payee: St Marie and St Joseph’s, Bury
Sort code: 20-55-34
Account number: 30442917

Gift Aid

Gift Aid is the scheme used by charities to reclaim tax on charitable giving. It means that if you are a UK tax payer, the diocese can reclaim tax for the parish on all your donations. Anyone who pays income tax on earnings, pension or savings is eligible to join the scheme. For every £1 you give, our parish will receive an additional 25p form the Inland Revenue. It is an easy way for the parish to earn extra income at no additional cost to you. The only stipulation is that you need to be paying at least the equivalent amount in tax as the parish will reclaim from the tax man. To join, simply download the form (or alternatively collect from St Marie’s presbytery).

Gift Aiders can either donate by Standing Order or by using numbered envelopes which are placed in the offertory collection. When the churches re-open, boxes of envelopes will be available to collect if you wish to give in this way. However, with the uncertainty of this present time, you may wish to donate using a Standing Order as an easier and safer alternative.

Thank you for your ongoing support.