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Statement from the Catholic Bishops of England: Sunday it is our Day

‘Gift Aid – the good way to give to your Church’

Gift Aid is an arrangement that allows charities, including churches, to reclaim tax on donations made by a taxpayer. It covers weekly giving as well as one-off donations.

This means that every donation you make is worth 25% more to your Church, at no cost to you. For example, if you donate £20, we will be able to reclaim £5 on your donation from the government, meaning the Church gets £20 from you and £5 from the government. If you’re already paying tax on earnings, pensions or income/capital gains from investments, the government simply gives back to the Church some of the tax you have already paid. We don’t need to know your personal details such as income, nor your National Insurance number. Your donations will qualify as long as they’re not more than 4 times the tax you have paid in that tax year (6 April to 5 April).

All you have to do is complete a simple form called a Gift Aid Declaration with your name and address.

Please help us to make the most of this scheme to benefit our Church.

Information on the Youth Virtual Seminar 2021:  Youth Virtual Seminar – 2021

Spiritual Direction:  There is now an opportunity for anyone interested to receive Spiritual Direction from a trained Director.  Should you be interested in this way of developing your spiritual life please contact Fr David who has her contact details.

Hospital Visits: If you require a priest to visit someone in hospital, particularly if they have the coronavirus, please ask the appropriate ward to call the chaplain.  Alternatively, you can ring the hospital chaplaincy office on 01603-287470 and they will see that a Catholic chaplain visits.

Mass Online: In addition to the details already given about Mass from Walsingham www.walsingham.org.uk/live-stream and the Cathedral www.sjbcathedral.org.uk , you will also find a huge number of Masses from around the world available online by visiting www.mass-online.org