February 2021 Update
St Joan of Arc
Finances - Thank you very much
Thank you to everyone who
has supported our parish so well during these challenging
times. The financial support you are giving is outstanding
and details of our year end finances follow but firstly
I would like to put donating money within the wider context
In recent months so many
of you have been a shining example of the Stewardship
that is one of the primary ways Christ calls us to live
our life. He reminds us that all we have and all we are
is a gift from God Himself. Our gifts include many things;
our faith, our friends and family, our skills, possessions,
our community, our parish, and the gift of life itself.
He asks us to approach our gifts gratefully, responsibly,
accountably, to share them appropriately in our community
and parish. Renewing your personal commitment to the Faith
through giving is an important part of your personal spiritual
growth and discipleship.
Each one of us is blessed
with a unique portion of Time, Talent and Treasure. God
calls us to use and share these blessings with others,
including our parish. You could share your Time by praying
and engaging with your parish online. You could share
your Talent by volunteering your skills. You could share
your Treasure by donating. The amount of Time, Talent
or Treasure should suit your circumstances.
Recently I have seen many
examples of people helping and serving others and I know
what I have seen is only a very small example of what
is going on. Well done.
here to read a parish financial update with the figures.
If you have any questions
or comments please address them to our chair of finance,
Jim, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks again and God bless
All enquires about Standing Orders, One off donations,
Gift Aid or any other contributions should be emailed
to Gerry O’Donnell email@example.com
Standing order –this is the best
way of giving to the Parish, it helps to ensure a regular
flow of income, and helps the parish finance committee
in its planning and budgeting. To set up a standing order,
click here to download
a STANDING ORDER & GIFT AID FORM. To amend your
existing standing order, please contact your bank.
The Parish account details are: HSBC
Account: St Joan of Arc
Sort code: 40-05-20
Account number: 41077473
One off donation: Please transfer the
money as above direct into the parish bank account.
Gift Aid: If you already make your donations
to the Parish under the gift aid scheme, please give your
gift a number as a reference in the bank instructions.
If you can't remember your number, please email Gerry
Aid: If you would like to join the gift aid scheme,
click here to download a GIFT
Alternative: if you don’t have
the facility to make payments electronically, cheques
or envelopes can be dropped into the letter box by the
glass door of the Centre.
Thank you for your continued support
Jim O’Donnell, Chair of the finance committee