Finances
Finance Committee

The overall responsibility for financial matters lies with the Finance Committee. Its role is to ensure wise administration of the parish finances and the preparation of annual accounts for the diocese and the parish community.

Contact: Patrick Feighery (co-ordinator)

Gift Aid & Bankers’ / Standing Orders

By signing a Gift Aid form, taxpayers can enable the parish to reclaim from the Inland Revenue a percentage of their contribution. Many of our parishioners now contribute by Bankers’ / Standing Orders and are the preferred option for payment, but envelopes can be provided.

Contact: Mrs Madeleine Cato (co-ordinator)

Sunday Collections

There is one collection during each Sunday Mass for the upkeep of the parish (taken at the offertory). An annual statement of income and expenditure is given to members of the Committee.

Church Charities

There are boxes in the church for various charities. Mission boxes (e.g. CAFOD) are kept in your own homes. Advance notice is given in the newsletter of Second Collections taken at the door at the end of Mass. For those with Standing Orders, an annual list is provided.

APF (Association for the Propagation of the Faith)

The parish APF is responsible for emptying the boxes in the churches and distributing literature. Any parishioner wishing to become a box member should contact the local secretary.

Contact: Matt Walker (co-ordinator)

Mass Stipends

If you would like a Mass to be offered, please fill in one of the envelopes at the back of the church or visit the Parish Office. The suggested stipend is £10. It is sometimes necessary to make the arrangement well in advance of the date requested. 

Foundation Masses

For every offering of £100 made to the Diocesan Trustees (PRCDTR) under this arrangement an annual Mass will be offered for the intention of the donor for a period of 25 years.